“Witnessing the moment of connection; one of my favorite moments is when I am able to support someone connecting to their universal human needs. I don’t need to see them, because the very energy in the room changes. To me, what I am witnessing is sacred because I believe they are connecting to what is most important. I am grateful that I am able to help others experience the life within them. This is what I have devoted my life to.”
Lori founded Peace Matters an alternative ministry devoted to helping others connect to themselves and others because she has witnessed and experienced the power, transformation and deep healing that results from authentic connection.
Lori teaches Nonviolent Communication (NVC) classes, trainings, and retreats, offering her skills as a mediator, helping others transform conflict and supporting others to realize what they want in their life.
The Mediate Your Life – Heartland Mediation Immersion Program will begin its third year on campus of Unity Village 5/21/12. This is a transformational program. Lori organizes and facilities this program at Unity Village, around the USA and in S. Korea.
As a Unity Minister, Lori earned a Masters of Divinity degree from Unity Institute. Before seminary, she practiced as a C.P.A. and still holds an active license in Florida. Lori received her certification as a Unity Certified Peacemaking & Transitional Consultant before she graduated from seminary.
Lori has attended state approved mediation trainings in order to become an approved divorce mediator. She continues her study of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and is seeking CNVC certification.
As an executive board member for the Community Mediation Center in Independence, Missouri, Lori volunteers her time, talent and treasure to the Center so that the valuable services they offer can be made available to everyone.
Living in Kansas City, Missouri, Lori is a mother, partner and friend. She greatly enjoys her home life and invests her personal time with her family, study, a formal mediation and prayer practice, yoga, nature, and friends.