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.