Laura Toungate

Joanie Flores

Director of Discipleship

Hi friends! I’m from Austin, TX but moved to Galveston in 2014 to attend Texas A&M University at Galveston where I graduated with a Bachelor’s in Marine Biology. I had the privilege of furthering my education during a two-year Residency with Coastal by attending Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where I graduated with a Master’s of Theological Studies.

My greatest passion is helping people study the Bible for themselves so they can experience the joy of knowing and loving Christ through his Word. This makes serving as the Director of Discipleship an incredible honor!

These are a few of my favorite things: outdoor adventures ranging from hiking in the mountains to snorkeling in the ocean, hammocking anywhere I can string up my eno, snuggling up under a fluffy blanket reading a good book, hosting game nights for friends, frequenting local coffee shops, and celebrating the small joys of each season with a themed mug!