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Laura Hyder

Manager of Stewardship



I graduated from Bethel University in 2006 with a major in elementary education. In the years since graduating from Bethel, I’ve become passionate about generosity and philanthropy, and more importantly, getting others excited about giving as well. I have worked with different nonprofits to increase fundraising efforts in new and innovative ways. I am thrilled to be back at Bethel, connecting donors to the parts of Bethel that light their hearts on fire.

My favorite part of my job is...
I love connecting people to Bethel. Bethel is able to do Kingdom work because of generous supporters, and I love thinking creatively regarding stewarding gifts. Donors should see the impact of their generosity, and I have the task of showing and thanking them, which brings me a ton of joy. 

Outside of work...
I love spending time with my husband, Bret Hyder ’04 and our three awesome children (Turner, 10, Brooklyn, 8, and Hudson, 6). We love bike rides, playing on the lake, and traveling. We have a revolving door of people at our house, enjoying food, laughter, and conversation around our dining table.  Baking bread, cooking. and sweating on the Peloton bike are things that bring me great joy.