Pastor Lori Sykes comes to us with 13 years of pastoral experience. Her previous appointment was at First United Methodist Church in Lansing, where she served for eight years. She graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary and started ministry in 2007 at St. John’s UMC. She and her husband Gary have 2 grown children in their twenties. Gary is currently coaching track in the St. John’s area. They enjoy hiking and sports in their free time. They have a special interest in Vacation Bible School. It is where they first served together as a couple!