As an author, speaker, writer, and certified life coach, Lori loves to witness the freedom women experience when they begin to see themselves as a reflection of the One who created them. Because she herself once lived beneath the labels of fear, shame, and insecurity, she understands untapped potential along with the many other effects of a broken identity. Armed with a Master’s Degree in education, a coaching certificate, life experience, and most importantly the Word of God, her heart is to encourage all women to face the challenges of life with the hope of Christ.
Lori is the author of her recently released book, Surrendered Hearts (Redemption Press 2018) and writes at LoriSchumaker.com. You can find her work in several online publications such as iBelieve, Crosswalk, Missional Women, Devotable, Life Letter Cafe, and the Blessed Transgressions Online Magazine.
As a wife, adoptive, biological, and special needs Mom to three children, she calls on Jesus daily amidst the gift of her beautiful chaos. She resides in Gilbert, AZ.
Through storytelling, personal experience, educational training, and the Word of God, Lori adapts each of her speaking topics to the felt need of the audience. The below titles are her most popular, however can be adapted as needed.
We often hear of an identity in Christ. But what does that really mean? How does it impact us and how do we embrace what God says about us versus what the world says about us? Each of these messages are unique, yet uniquely target topics such as negative self-talk, comparison, social media, and shame.Living for More than the World’s Reflection
Escaping the Shackles of Shame and Living As a Child of God
What is Your Self-Talk Doing to You?
Parenting isn’t an easy task, yet it is the most privileged gift we are given by the Father. The world has theory after theory and opinion after opinion about how to raise children. But what does God say about raising our families?How to Parent Without Losing Our True Identity
The Hurt Child and the Weary Mom
When You are Called to Adopt
Parenting the Special Needs Child
- Is it okay to grieve?
- How do I let go of my dream and embrace what is?
- How do I share my story with grace and allow people into this challenging place of my world?
Raising Our Children to Love Jesus in a World That Doesn't Understand Him
How do we face the challenges of life with an everlasting hope? How do we keep our hope alive in all seasons? It all comes down to Christ and using the powerful weapons He has given us in the fight. In each of these messages, Lori will encourage and equip us to tackle the subject of hope with both inspiration and tangible strategies.When God Seems Far Away
Using Joy and Gratitude In the Fight for Everlasting Hope
The Power of Praying
7 Truths That Will Enable You to Overcome Rejection, Hurt, and Betrayal
What does it look like to live a life of surrender? To let go of our dreams, our plans, our hopes, the thing we’re holding onto so tightly? To trust that God has a different—and better—plan, even when sometimes things seem so dark that you can hardly see? Each of these messages directly correlate with Lori’s book, Surrendered Hearts, and consist of the following.
These messages can be grouped together for retreat or multi-message events, or presented as one message. Lori is happy to work with you to develop a Surrendered Hearts series tailored to your event.The Fight for Control Versus the Freedom of Surrender
Fear Has No Power in a Surrendered Heart
Waiting Well: Why We Can't Hurry God
Knowing Whose We Are Makes All the Difference
Speaking Sample Videos
Lori would love to partner with you to encourage and equip others to embrace the love of Christ and live in His steady reflection. If you are interested in booking Lori for your next church or ministry event, she would love to connect with you here.