Meet Lori

Lori has served alongside her husband, Jud Wilhite, in ministry for over 26 years. In 2003, they moved to Central Church in Las Vegas, and together, they love watching God change Sin City into Grace City.

She founded Leading and Loving It—a ministry dedicated to empowering pastors’ wives and women in leadership to love life and ministry in 2008. Lori is dedicated to encouraging the over 20,000 ladies in the Leading and Loving It community through an annual conference, cohorts, coaching groups, workshops, leadership toolboxes, resource development and much more.

She is the author of Ephesians: Head Held HighRise Up! and My Name is Victorious: Find Strength, Freedom and Joy in Who You Are Created To Be. Lori also co-authored My Name is Victorious: Teen Edition with her daughter Emma and Leading and Loving It: Encouragement for Pastors’ Wives and Women in Leadership with Brandi Wilson. Her newest Bible Study, Philippians: Chasing Happy, releases in July 2023.

Lori is the proud mom of two hilarious kids, Emma and Ethan. She loves laughing until her sides hurt with friends, reading novels cuddled up under cozy blankets on the couch, and crying during episodes of Antiques Roadshow.