Senior Pastors Tom & Lori Wilke & Laurelle
Tom and Lori both grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Tom graduated with a bachelors degree in Pastoral Ministry from
Concordia University and Lori with a bachelors degree in
Elementary Education degree from Carthage College.
After college, they spent a year travelling in ministry throughout
the United States. After that, God called them to attend Bible School
in Cleveland, Tennessee where they began an itinerate ministry with many well known pastors and ministers. During their time in Tennessee, they became involved in recording and writing music.
Before becoming the pastors of Spirit Life Church, Tom and Lori traveled full-time throughout the United States and overseas ministering through Spirit to Spirit Ministry. Lori assists Pastor Tom through her inspirational ministry of music and teaching. Lori's books are distributed around the world through Destiny Image Publishers. Her music can be heard on many Christian radio stations. Lori's books, Music CDs and teachings are available for purchase in the lobby and on her website at: www.loriwilke.com.
In addition to their Bachelor degrees, both Tom and Lori have received honorary Doctorate degrees from Grace Theological Seminary.
Pastor Tom and Lori function as the senior pastors and visionary leaders of Spirit Life Church. Their heart is to see a church for every generation and every nation! The entire Wilke Family which includes their daughter Laurelle serves on the Pastoral team and enjoys the powerful presence of God during their worship times at Spirit Life.
Laurelle has received her Bible School training from Victory Bible College in Tulsa, Oklahoma and serves as the children's pastor and assistant worship pastor.
In addition to their local and interntional ministry, they oversee a very successful and rapidly growing Preschool called Creative Christian Childcare. For more info go to: c3tots.com.