Laura Turnmire was born in Pasadena, Texas, and came to Columbia by way of Springfield, Ohio. She is a graduate of Wright State University with a BS degree in Accounting and Finance. She is currently attending Columbia College, working on a BA in Elementary Education. Laura became a member of Living Springs in 1989 and has served on the Council, Worship, Christian Ed, Finance, Evangelism and Social Inreach Committees. She is presently on the Worship Committee and has been the Handbell Director for over 10 years.
Laura has worked at BlueCross BlueShield of SC for 20 years. She is a Contracts/Budget Analyst for the Information Systems Division. She is married to Bob Turnmire, IS Manager for the State Budget and Control Board. They have a daughter, Audrey and a son, Evan.