Lori Westfall graduated from Oklahoma State University with an elementary education degree. She went to work for Pioneer-Pleasant Vale where she was well loved as an elementary school teacher. Upon having the first of three children (Gracie, Luke and Jace), she was an active stay-at-home mother until her youngest went off to school. At that time, she began working part-time at Emmanuel Enid in the children’s department. Seeing her drive and dedication, it was not long until she was offered a full-time position there. She is now truly living out her calling as the Children’s Pastor at Emmanuel Enid. She has touched the lives of many children, infants through 5th grade, and their families and has been instrumental in guiding multiple children to a saving faith in Jesus. One parent said, “where I lack as a parent, she picks up as a pastor.”
Lori oversees the Emmanuel nursery program, organizes and manages the Kids Day Out program, organizes and runs the popular Emmanuel Vacation Bible School and leads children’s camp as part of her myriad duties as Children’s pastor.
Lori is very intentional about being actively involved in the lives of her kids and activities at their schools. In addition, she is engaged in the community as a volunteer at Loaves and Fishes and every week volunteers to read in two of our local elementary schools.
Lori is a blessing to all that have the pleasure of knowing her. Her heart is golden, she always shows love to others and always has an incredibly positive attitude. She inspires people to love a little harder, breathe a little deeper and dig into their faith and love of the lord. She is such a blessing and an absolutely perfect model of a follower of Jesus. She is truly a “Local Legend!”
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