Lori, one of our Pastoral Counselors and a Spiritual Director enjoys walking with directees in looking for where God is at work in their lives, but has also sensed a desire to support and deepen her work with others through a more intentional practice of counseling. She values helping others determine healthy boundaries in relationships, navigating work-life balance, and finding health in extended family relationships. She believes we live and love best when we are in right relationship with ourselves, God, and others. She also loves the Enneagram, a wisdom tool which God has used in her life to form her more into the person he created her to be, and she loves helping others identify and live from their best self through the lens of the Enneagram.
Lori graduated from UC Davis with a B.S. in Human Development, then studied at Fuller Theological Seminary, where she received a Master of Arts degree in Marital and Family Therapy.
She spent the next 15 years investing herself in raising four daughters, while always finding ways to volunteer in the community, schools and participate in leadership at church and non-profit organizations. Her pastor-husband was called to serve a local church in Turlock in 2008, and shortly after landing here, she began a training program to become a spiritual director.
Lori considers it one of her greatest privileges to be trusted with the stories, life experiences, pain and joy of her clients—it is a sacred privilege to help individuals find freedom and wholeness on their journey with Jesus.