Louise has been an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) for 25 years. In addition to her Master of Divinity degree, she has a Master of Arts in Clinical/Community Psychology and has worked with people who have received diagnoses of cancer, and their families.
Louise has taught Bible and Spiritual Growth for over 20 years, including keynoting retreats and conducting workshops on both local and national levels. She has shared Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry (HTSM) in many circles within the church, and convenes a monthly practice group at First Christian Church where people gather to learn more about HTSM and offer simple treatments to one another. As a Certified Practitioner for Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry and an Instructor, Louise understands her mission is to introduce healing and anointing to all in the church who feel called to share this work. She has seen first-hand the impact of prayer and the laying-on-of-hands in the lives of all who share this remarkable work.
Louise is married to Rev. Galen Goben, who works as Grief Support Coordinator for Forest Lawn Memorial Parks. Together they have 3 sons.