Lori Welch serves The Ridge Church as Executive Pastor. She is responsible for church business, operations and staffing needs at The Ridge.
Lori has been in ministry with her husband Mark for 41 years. Together Lori and Mark have served in kids, youth ministry, music and worship ministry, and as church planters and lead pastor team for the past 29 years. She also began and pastored one of the largest Singles ministries in Canada, and has a reputation of successfully building ministries into productive growth from the ground up, focusing on infrastructure and team building.
Lori received her Pastor’s License and Confirmation in 2019, while serving as Executive Pastor of The Pointe Church in Antelope, CA. Her extensive background in the Business and Corporate world has given her great resources and experience in building ministries. She is known for her gentle coaching style, and for getting things done! She loves engaging others in serving the Lord and seeing them flourish in their own gift mix. She leads with passion, joy and dedication in all she does. And she is flat out fun to get to know. Just you wait and see!