From a Trusted Doula Practitioner
Linda Potter | Maryland
“I'm so happy for Laurel and her future clients that she is preparing to be a doula, focused specifically on end-of-life challenges. Through her prior leadership at Calvary - St George's Episcopal Church, she helped us plan our mother's beautiful funeral, always listening and gently guiding with great kindness and wise advice. Her patience, especially with such a big family as ours, and her compassion, gave us the space to grieve with our siblings, children, extended family and friends, without another care in the world. Thank you from the depths of our hearts.”
About Laurel Marr
Laurel Marr has an extensive resume of service that gives her considerable experience in end-of-life care. She has spent her time in New York working in the Episcopal Church (Calvary St. George’s in NYC) as a reformer of the prayer ministry and as the organizer of the pastoral care ministry and the senior ministry. This work included caring for families and patients on a pastoral level, and Laurel gained much experience in funeral planning. Calvary Church holds an important history in the story of Alcoholics Anonymous. The Reverend Samuel Shoemaker spiritually advised Bill Wilson, and many of the steps were written in the Rector’s office (61 Gramercy Park North). Laurel’s recovery from addiction has given her a passion for service. Laurel has also served the All Angels parish on the Upper West Side.
Laurel is a mother to two teenagers and has lived in Manhattan for eight years. She is originally from the Southeast and spent 10 years in Colorado before living in NYC. Her life out west taught her about the considerable benefits of holistic care. Laurel studied Systematic and Philosophical Theology at the University of Nottingham (UK) and is currently a student at General Theological Seminary in NYC. Her thesis paper (Spring 2022) explores the necessary degree of faith required in healing prayer and the eschatological significance of that belief. Postmodernity presents a new challenge to belief unprecedented in the history of the Church. We have arrived at a time such that a ministry of healing prayer must finally speak about death.
Laurel is trained as an End of Life Doula by DoulaGivers. She earned her proficiency badge with the National End of Life Doula Alliance (NEDA).
End of Life Care
Laurel Marr End of Life Doula Care serves individuals, families, and communities looking for physical, emotional, and spiritual support through a difficult journey. End of life care services are individually tailored to meet the needs of each patient, caregiver, and family. For more information on how I can provide the support you may need, please contact me.