My name is Laura Cerbus, and I’m a teacher and writer living in Melbourne, Australia on the land of the Kulin Nation. Originally from Western Pennsylvania, I’m becoming acquainted with the beauty and grief of cross-cultural life.
I have loved literature and the words that weave stories for as long as I can remember. This love draws me to the One whose Word spoke the world into being, and who weaves the story of my own life, a story which is but a small episode in the grand narrative of history. To help me hear this story, I rely on the words and stories of others, past and present, whose words echo the Word of life and light.
I'm an English and Theology teacher with over fourteen years in the classroom. I received my B.A. in English Literature with a secondary teaching certification from Geneva College and my M.A. in Biblical Studies from Trinity School for Ministry, both in Pennsylvania, U.S.A. I have taught primary, secondary, and tertiary students in a range of settings, from public and Christian schools, to homeschool co-ops, undergraduate programs, adult education, as well as homeschooling my own children. I am passionate about creating communities of learning that are academically challenging and character forming. My desire is to help students delight in texts of literature, Scripture, and theology, in order to develop wonder and awe at the beauty, goodness, and truth of God’s world and of God himself. I consider myself to be a life-long learner, continuing to discover new texts and savour old ones.
I am also a founding member and co-op coordinator of the Melbourne Scholé Community, a homeschool cooperative in Melbourne's southeast suburbs.
In addition to teaching, I write regularly, and I serve on the editorial board of Soul Tread magazine. My work has been featured in a variety of publications, including Plough Quarterly, Soul Tread, Mere Orthodoxy, Risen Motherhood, and Fathom Magazine.
My writing is offered as a gift: in gratitude to the giver of words, and for the solace and awakening of the ones whom he has made in his image.