The Reverend Laurie Benavides is a Deacon in the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande assigned to the Episcopal Church in Lincoln County, NM, where she is part of the Clergy Team. Reverend Benavides lives out her central ministry as a deacon by activating the community to serve all people, particularly the poor, the weak, the sick, and the lonely, and by interpreting to the Church the needs, concerns, and hopes of the world. She is married to Dr. Roy C. Benavides and they have three grown daughters and one grandchild. Prior to ordination, she retired from a 31-year career in public education.

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