The Rev. Laurel Underwood
Pastor of Northwood Presbyterian Church

Laurel Underwood grew up in Western New York, a preacher's kid and the niece, granddaughter and great-granddaughter of missionaries to Korea. She studied music and music education in New Hampshire, spending a jun­ior year abroad in Korea. Marriage took her to Ohio, where she fit miscella­neous musical work around raising the three children that came along. Then came a move to North Carolina, where she was an organist/choir director until the call to ministry took the whole family to New Jersey and Princeton Theological Seminary.

Over more than 15 years of ministry, the Rev. Laurel A. Underwood has pastored churches in New Jersey, Ohio, eastern and western Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware, serving as an interim, temporary supply, co-pastor and solo pastor. In ministry, she is passionate about multicultural worship and treasures the diversity of the Body of Christ. She is convinced that church growth is dependent upon church people becoming as concerned about connecting with their surrounding communities as they are about maintaining their own church community.

Chancel Choir rehearsal

The chancel choir holds regular rehearsals Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary and sings an anthem each Sunday during morning worship. If you enjoy singing and would like to sing with the choir, talk to a choir member after worship (look for the long sleeved blue robes!) or get in touch with Greg Catrett, the Music Director.


Mission Partnership
Children's Health International, a mission partnership of Northwood Church, is located in Anum, Ghana, West Africa. See below.



Children's Health International is a school founded by one of our members, Grace Kumi Aaron, in Anum, Ghana. Pray for the children of Anum School! This mission partnership has been supported by Northwood since its beginning in 2005.

To go to CHI's website, click here.