About Me

My amazing Husband, Peter.
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Hello there--thanks for stopping by! I’m Tori, a Christian ministry leader and creative soul. I am passionate about empowering you to chase after Jesus wholeheartedly, and I deeply desire to see the local church thrive and grow. Ephesians 4:12 sums up my mission: “Their [church leaders] responsibility is to equip God's people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ.” I get to live out those two passions as the Administrator at a multi-campus church in Kalamazoo.  I am married to an intense entrepreneur and lead-worshipper, and together we inspire and train youth to use their skills to further the Kingdom of God through WorshipArts.

On my blog, you’ll find tales from my life, tidbits I’ve created, and treasures I’ve found. The topics may vary vastly, but the vision is the same: the purpose of everything I share is to encourage you to step out and embrace the life God’s given you with gusto that propels you to further Jesus Christ’s Kingdom. You’ll also get a glimpse into some of the behind these scenes aspects of ministry from the unique perspective of an administrator (as opposed to a pastor or lay-leader, for example). 

One of the major ways I live out my relationship with Christ is through creative expression. I am an avid instagramer, dabbler in 2D art, beginning bassist, tech enthusiast, amorous worshiper, and occasional cook, in addition to being a writer and speaker. I share my explorations in these fields to encourage you to pursue your interests, no matter how simplistic, extravagant, or common they may be, in a way that glorifies God. 

As a speaker, I am zealous about digging into God’s Word and applying it to real life so we can be empowered to live full of joy, shining God’s love on others. I am inspired by Jesus’ vision for unity in His Bride, the body of Christ, and this value is echoed in my teachings and personal convictions on honoring others and leaders. I have been teaching since 2004, and over the years I’ve shared at youth groups, conferences and retreats, classes, and more. If you are interested in having me speak at your event, you can find out more here.

Together, let’s tackle this adventure called life and pursue the greatest treasure we can have--a deeper relationship with our savior, Jesus Christ! 

Some of my most-read/favorite posts: 5 Keys To Living Well | ACTS Prayer | Aiden | Profanity. | Jesus Culture Awakening 2011 | He Jumped in Front of a Car for Me | Jesus Culture Awakening 2011: Kim Walker-Smith | 10 Truths About Being On Time | Oscar, Rufus, Donovan and You

1 comment:

Savannah Lewie said...

Hey Tori. Love your blog. I'm going to subscribe with my email. :)
I'm Savannah Lewie, Braden's wife and I just started blogging. He told me that you and your husband blog so I wanted to check it out! If you have any tips or feedback to give me, please let me know! Thanks. :)


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