Lori was born in Western Michigan and has made that her home. She is a single mom of 4 adult children and has 4 grandchildren. She has been the Kids Hope USA director at Ottawa Reformed Church and Roosevelt Elementary School in Zeeland for over 21 years. Her life experiences have shaped her heart for people, and God is using this through KHU. Her primary responsibilities are to share the passion and vision of Kids Hope USA with Ottawa's members, recruiting, training and encouraging them as they meet and mentor with at-risk children at Roosevelt School and connecting with the KHU children and their families, reaching out to them through the love of Christ and His church. She enjoys her family, reading, traveling and meeting new people.