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Lauren Gates

CP Student Ministry Admin

Lauren was born and raised in Cincinnati and graduated from The Ohio State University as a trip major in International Business, Management of Human Resources and Spanish. After graduating from OSU, she and her new husband, Matt, moved to Houston, Texas for 19 years. In 2022 they moved back to the Cincinnati area, and joined the Center Pointe family! Lauren was added to the staff team in 2024.

Lauren and Matt have four children, Andrew, Sarah, Levi and Seth. They also have a calico cat, Gracie. As a family they enjoy traveling and exploring national parks by camping, hiking, snorkeling and white water rafting together. Kids’ sports, band performances, karate and theater are all also a large part of their lives.

Lauren accepted Jesus at 11 years old at a Christian rock festival. Her faith became rooted while participating in missions trips to Russia. She had the opportunity to help run VBS programs at an orphanage and a children’s hospital and experience being the hands and feet of Jesus. Her trips to Russia were life-changing and allowed her to discover her passion for adoption and service. These giftings God has been growing in her are now being used as she serves families here, at Center Pointe.

Lauren Gates
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