Farewell Rev. Laura Neely Villarreal
We will not be hosting a reception for Laura due to the need to social distance. If you would like to send her a card or letter, please send to the church office at 3707 Santa Fe, Corpus Christi TX 78411. December 31st will be her last day.
Parkway has benefited from Laura's ministry with us in many ways. She broadened the mission engagement of the entire church as well as focusing our Youth ministry on mission. She led
Youth Mission trips to San Antonio, Ft. Worth and Mobile, AL. Along with Martha DeCou, she
re-engaged us in hands-on international mission in Guatemala through Tree 4 Hope and the Miguel Magone orphanage, and led two mission trips to Guatemala.
Laura has played a key role in engaging the families of our children and youth in the ministry
of the church, and creating new educational opportunities for all ages.
Laura has taken our youth to the Mid-Winter Retreat at Mo Ranch and has been a retreat leader at Montreat. She served on the Leadership Team for the Women's Retreat at Mo-Ranch.
Laura has served Mission Presbytery on the Church Development Committee, the Commission
on Ministries, and chaired the Presbytery Examinations Committee. She has served as the Moderator for Community Presbyterian Church in Port Aransas and First Presbyterian Church in Rockport. Laura has filled the pulpit for many of our neighboring churches of various denominations.