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, have three adult children, two sons-in-law, and four grandchildren. They are truly a blessing and the joy of my life!
Outside of my love for the Lord and family, I am passionate about 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 several occasions being the victim of mean girls. I had more boys as friends because they were nicer and more fun to be with. In my mind girls were catty, chatty, cliquey, and icky ... and I wanted little to do with them. 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. For as long as I can remember, I've been a leader with a strong desire to do something great for God and make a difference in this world. My prayer is that Women in Touch Ministries will do just that.
Growing up, the Lord was always very real to me. I embraced the gospel message and prayed the salvation prayer when I was 12 years old while attending Vacation Bible School at a local church. They gave me a bible and I memorized scripture for the very first time. I absolutely loved it!
In my early teens, my family started attending church regularly. It was during that time that I began to read my bible and really grow in my faith. Then at 16 years old, I had an incredible encounter with the Lord and completely sold out my life to Him. And at age18, I strongly felt a call on my life for ministry, although it would be years of preparation and waiting until it came to fruition.
In 1993 I finally started serving in ministry. It has now been almost 27 years and my love for ministry, the Lord, and His word have only grown. Involvement in Women's Ministry at my home church over the years has allowed me so much experience and wonderful connections with other women. I am more passionate than ever about touching the lives of women with the truth of God's word and His love.
A few years ago, the Lord put it on my heart to take my ministry outside the walls of the church. It is definitely a faith walk as I move forward trusting Him every step of the way!
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, 26 consecutive years (over 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