Dr. Laura Miraz’s work with American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is not just a job—it is a ministry. With more than 30 years of ministry and service with the denomination, Miraz says she “serves as a supportive caregiver and servant-leader to employees and leaders. These are the people that God has placed in my professional life—those I am called to care for and serve.”
A member of the leadership team, Miraz serves as associate executive director for ABHMS’ Human Resources Management Services and liaison for ABHMS’ board of directors. Miraz is also the principal for HRMATTERS, a human resources management consulting service for American Baptist national and regional partners. Miraz seeks to ensure a highly-skilled, committed, engaged professional workforce that embraces and exemplifies mission, vision and core values.
Overseeing all aspects of human resources management means Miraz’s responsibilities range from recruitment, retirement, salary and benefits administration to training, development, motivation and performance. An advocate for employee relations, she is committed to providing a “listening ear and a strategic hand.”
Miraz enjoys providing assistance, guidance and leadership for individuals—whether staff or board members—as they seek to fulfill their individual call to ministry and service.
Says Miraz: “This is a caring ministry—a commitment to assist persons to maximize their leadership and service potentials.”