Meet Lori -
Hello there! Please allow me to introduce myself.
My name is Lori Militello and I live in the beautiful great lakes state of Michigan. I was born in the iconic city of Detroit and currently live in the Detroit metropolitan area with the love of my life and best friend Michael. We have been married since 1986 and have three adult children, two sons in law and four grandchildren! They are all truly a blessing and the joy of my life!
Outside of my love for the Lord and family I have a passion for women's ministry. Had anyone told me years ago that I would be in women's ministry and a Shepherd to women I probably would've laughed and said, "Seriously?" From elementary to high school I can remember on several occasions being a victim of mean girls. I had more friends that were boys and thought they were just all around nicer people and more fun to be with. In my mind girls were caddy, chatty, clicky and icky...and I wanted no part of it! So as you can see women's ministry was certainly not my idea! This is how I know that I know that it has truly been the Lord's leading. I've been a leader and an individual as far back as I can remember, always wanting to do something great for God and make a difference in my world. My prayer is that Women in Touch Ministries will do just that!
I grew up in religion, and typically only went to church on holidays. The Lord was always very real to me I just didn't know how to get to him. I heard the true gospel for the very first time when I was 12 years old while attending Vacation Bible School at a Baptist church. It was there that I prayed the prayer of salvation and asked Jesus to come into my heart. They gave me a bible and I memorized scripture for the very first time. I absolutely loved it!
At age 14 my family started going to a bible teaching church. I began to read my bible regularly and really grow in my faith at age 15. When I was 16 years old I had an incredible encounter with the Lord and completely sold out my life to him. At 18 I strongly felt a call to ministry but it would be years of preparation and waiting until I saw the fulfillment of that.
I began getting involved in ministry work at around 27 years old. It has been 25 years now and my love for ministry, the Lord, His word and people have only grown. I am more passionate than ever about serving the Lord and touching lives.
Women in Touch was born out of a passion for God's word, to know it, to live it and to impart it to others. Being involved in Women's Ministry at our church for almost 23 years now and a part of Women's Bible Study since 1993 has allowed me so much experience and wonderful connections to other women.
A few years ago the Lord put on my heart that it was time to go outside the walls of the church and to touch the lives of other women through Bible teaching, speaking and encouragement. It is definitely a faith walk as I move forward taking my passion for the truth of God's word and touching the lives of other women!
Zion School of Ministry - Biblical Studies
Impact Bible Institute -Biblical Studies
Western Seminary - Studies in Pastoral Care to Women/Women's Transformational Leadership
Women's Hidden Treasures Bible Study, 25 consecutive years (almost 100 studies completed)
Hallelujah Acres - Certified Health Minister
Dr. Sears Wellness Institute - Certified Health Coach
Director of Women's Evening Bible Study
Women's Precious Jewels Leadership Team since 1995
Bible Teacher/Bible Study Facilitator
Personal Ministry/Biblical Council
Disciplining women since 1997
Speaker for Banquets, Special Events, Seminars, Retreats Youth Ministry
Diamond Girls Program Outreach