Meet Lori

Lori Wilhite serves alongside her husband Jud who is the Senior Pastor at Central Church in Las Vegas. Central currently has more than 27 locations nationally and internationally. Together they love seeing God change Sin City into Grace City.

She is the founder of Leading and Loving It – a ministry dedicated to empowering women in ministry and leadership. Lori believes in order to have healthy ministries, we must first be healthy women,  so she is committed to encouraging the over 19,000 women in the Leading and Loving It community through an annual conference Re:Treat, an online conference called JustONE, ConnectGROUPS, resource development and much more.

She is the author of Rise Up: Lessons from Ezra on Walking with Your Head Held High 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.

Lori is the proud mom of two hilarious kids, Emma and Ethan. She loves time with friends, reading, and crying during episodes of Antiques Roadshow.