© 2013 | Pastor Lori Tapia
Born and raised on the Arizona/Mexico border, I am a proud Latina mom of three, grandmother to nine, and I spend my life falling in love every day with my husband, Martin. Family is everything to me! I understand heartache, suffering, and pain and am a living witness that all things are possible with Jesus! The traumas in life are not meant to keep you down, but rather to develop the strength in you to know that you can get up, bounce back and move forward. As a motivational speaker, you can always expect a hope-filled message that inspires people of all ages to find their true self and live a life beyond mediocre.
My passion to live life to the fullest is lived out when I have the privilege of being part of helping others find their passion and live into their full self and potential. I serve as the National Pastor for Hispanic Ministries for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the first female and first Mexican/American to be elected to this position. Over 20 years of experience in family and community programming, as well as administration and program development, provide me with expertise in staff development, vision and strategic planning for non-profits and churches, innovative administration and more.
I believe every child, every adult, and every family deserves the opportunity to be the best they can be, and the body of Christ is called to constantly grow and expand. Believing in yourself and believing in others is key to a successful life. It's not about money, it's not about material things, but rather about a life that is fulfilling on all levels, physically, spiritually and emotionally. I wrote my first book "Hello! Nice to Meet Me" for this reason. I believe there is always more to learn, more to see, more to do and more to be. A real-life perspective on the battles of daily life, and a life of faith and courage are key elements in every person's life for reaching full potential...the potential you have inside, given to you by the creator of the universe.It is my dream and my life's desire to be an instrument in God's hands to bless others and to help raise up a generation of individuals of all ages who love and believe in themselves.