Laura Byrd is a singer, worship leader and conductor. She currently leads worship and music for the Mosaic Worship community at FUMC-Denton. With a large band fluent in many genres of music, Mosaic offers a unique jazz-flavored worship sound.
A native Texan, she has been in ministry for twelve years and the music director for three Dallas area United Methodist Churches. Laura is experiences in all areas of music ministry and worship planning in the traditional, blended and contemporary worship styles. She received her Master of Music in Choral Conducting from Southern Methodist University (SMU), a Master of Sacred Music from Perkins School of Theology at SMU in May 2010 and a Bachelor of Music Education in Voice from Baylor University in 2005.
She is passionate about using the medium of music, thoughtful liturgy and prayer to create genuine worship experiences and making new musical “soundscapes” in varied worship styles. She also enjoys being in nature with her dogs, meditation, yoga and photography. Laura lives in Little Elm, TX with her five dogs: Lucy, Holly, Giraffe, Duncan, and the newest member, Batman.