On a mission trip to Haiti, Lori sensed for the first time that God was calling her to cross-cultural work. She graduated from Auburn University, and later worked in college ministry at Christ Community Church in Franklin, Tennessee. Through various mentoring relationships with older women in the church, she came to understand the gospel and its power in deep and personal ways that brought great healing to her life, and gave her a heart for discipling younger women. Raising a family overseas in Latin America, along with mentoring women during 12 years of church planting ministry in Perú with her husband Mark, gave Lori a love for Latin America and cross-cultural work that she enjoys sharing with others.
Lori likes to read, watch movies, cook and invent new recipes, and spend time at the beach. She also loves being with Mark and their five children.