Our Leadership


The Session    As part of the Presbyterian Church (USA), our community is led by a board of “Ruling Elders” who serve 3 year terms in rotation. These elders make up “The Session” and are the men and women called by God and elected by the members to oversee our ministry and carry responsibility for the financial, legal, and practical decisions of the community. Their overarching responsibility is to seek God’s guidance for – and carry out decisions to – nurture the well-being and spiritual growth of our community and to lead us in our service to the greater community and the world in the name of Christ.


Our Pastor Laura Sias-Lee received her M. Div. from McCormick Theological Seminary in 1989.  She did her undergraduate work at Central Michigan University, where she studied Sociology, Theater and Music.  While pursuing her M.Div. she also studied at St. John’s Provincial Seminary and the Ecumenical Theological Seminary.

She began ministry in 1983 as a Christian Educator and Youth Pastor at Orchard Lake Presbyterian Church; Asst. to the Pastor at Drayton Avenue Presbyterian Church; Organizing Pastor at Faith Presbyterian NCD; and as Stated Supply at Joslyn Avenue Presbyterian Church before coming to Sashabaw.  She has also served as President of the Great Lakes Association of Church Educators (GLAPCE) and is a member of the Presbyterian Clergy Women.

In ministry Laura is passionate about creative worship, spiritual growth and the link between church and home in the lives of children and adults.

Laura is married to David Lee, an attorney in Oakland County.  Laura and David have two daughters:  Abigail is a graduate of Oakland University with a degree in music and Esther attending college and is a bass major.  David and Laura home educated both girls.  As a family they enjoy doing theater, music and exploring northern Michigan.   Laura is a voracious reader, loves the BBC, British murder mysteries,  good sci-fi and is Anglophile.

contact our pastor at sashabawpresbyterianchurch@gmail.com or call 248-673-3469