Through the eyes of LORI SCHIEWEK:
“What have I done!” This was my initial thought after I applied to be a speaker at
HER VOICE in Pasco. Ministry and speaking had always been geared toward youth ministry.
I LOVE students and had the opportunity to speak to them many times. But adults...NEVER!
Even though I am an adult, they scare me. Yet I knew God was calling me to branch out, and
take a chance. So, I did. What an amazing experience. From the interactions with my speaking
mentor, to the coaching from Kim Martinez, I gained the confidence I desperately needed.
Angela’s support was just so helpful and inspired me to be who I was called to be. I also met such
incredible women throughout this experience and have stayed in touch ever since.
But the biggest impact, for me personally, was speaking. Telling my story and giving all the glory to God
redeemed my life once again. It’s true what God’s Word says in Revelation 12:11. And they overcame him, by the
blood of The Lamb and the word of their testimony....This was my experience. To be thankful to God and to be
able to express that to others is an honor. I have been forever changed because of it.
My name is Lori Schiewek. I am a credentialed pastor working as a volunteer youth leader at
Faith Assembly of Lacey in Lacey, Washington. I love hanging out with students and sharing
Jesus through living life together. I’m working on my Master’s degree in Christian Counseling
in conjunction with the National Christian Counselor’s Association. I live in Olympia with
my husband and two sons. My daughter is married and living in Waxahachie, Texas, going to
Southwestern Assemblies of God University.