As an educator and community leader, Lorren Buck has dedicated her life to positively influencing others so that they recognize their own agency and reach the height, depth and breadth of their destined potential. Lorren’s commitment to this work arises from lessons she has learned in her life. She is a motivational speaker and ordained minister driven to use her power to empower others.
Lorren has a background in non-profit leadership and development on the local and state levels. She also served as a former health educator, developing comprehensive sexual health curricula for Missouri and Illinois schools. Both Lorren’s profession and her passions have led her to consider the effects of gender oppression within faith communities on female sexuality. Understanding and transforming these dynamics brought her to Eden Theological Seminary. As a third-year Masters of Divinity student, her thesis project examines ways single black women can reclaim their bodies as sacred and embody a liberated sexuality. Lorren serves as InPower Institute’s Pastoral Fellow. In this role, Lorren co-creates and leads spiritual growth and discovery programs for the resolve of healing and liberation. Her activism is aligned with her co-creation of a womanist gathering which critically integrates scripture while placing black women at the center.
Over the years, Lorren has worked with and for the community in many capacities including the executive level. She has also facilitated sacred conversations on race with local churches and diversity and inclusion trainings throughout the metropolitan area. Lorren is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and a native of St. Louis Missouri.