Lori Walke

A smiling Rev. Lori Walke, with a church chancel and pews behind her

Rev. Lori Walke, a native of the Bible Belt and raised a Baptist, preaches and teaches progressive Christianity as one of the ministers at Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ in Oklahoma City. Lori was a scholarship athlete for Oklahoma State University, where she received her undergraduate degree in Political Science (2005) and graduate degree in Health Care Administration (2006). Passionate about social justice and the public good, she earned her juris doctorate from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 2009 and passed the Oklahoma Bar exam the same year. She earned her Masters of Divinity from Phillips Theological Seminary (2011) and was ordained in the United Church of Christ in 2012. She is a member of the UCC's Next Generation Leadership Initiative, a 20-year focus on energizing and sustaining younger, emerging UCC local church pastors. Lori lives in OKC with philosophy-loving attorney spouse, Collin Walke, who serves the people of HD 87 in the Oklahoma State House of Representatives.

Rev. Walke is @highheelrev on Twitter and Instagram.

From Lori Walke

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Moment of Silence Pastoral Prayer
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Can we just sit here for a minute, Holy One? Some of us are carrying pretty heavy stuff. . . . . . And we could all use a moment of peace. To count our...
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
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Gracious God, We are not supposed to talk about hearing voices in our head. That’s how rumors get started. But there’s a voice, a familiar stranger,...
Everybody's In
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Gracious God, Is it the glitter? Some people think it's the glitter that makes the Pride parade like heaven. Pearly gates and streets of gold - surely...
With Sighs Too Deep for Words
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Gracious God, the week was filled with moments when words escaped me. They would not come. Forgive me, Holy One —I know it is the preacher’s job, but...
Prayer of Remembrance
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Holy One, on this day of remembrance we say aloud their names again: the names of those who died this year. Died — the word is jarring. So jarring that...

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