Podcaster, Certified Resiliency Life Coach, Bible Teacher, Speaker, Wife, Mom of Twins, Empty Nester, Artist, and Dolphin Enthusiast.
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Here’s some of my background:
• Masters in Biblical Studies from Andrew Wommack’s Charis Bible College.
• Licensed & ordained minister.
• Certified Resiliency Coach
• BSBA degree in Marketing from Central Michigan University. Scholarship Division 1 track & field athlete.
• Owner of Lori Kay Snyder LLC, where I help people experience spiritual growth, emotional wellness and thrive in whole health.
• Co-Founder of Fred & Lori Snyder Ministries
• Former co-president board member of WalkingByFaith.tv ministry
• Former Owner of Snyder Interiors LLC; Kitchen Designer & Home Renovation Coach
• My greatest achievement: Leaving a six-figure professional sales career to be a stay-at-home mom and raise twin boys.
I am passionate about sharing God’s transformative love!
I am a trauma-informed Certified Resiliency Life Coach, Licensed Minister, Bible Teacher, Speaker, and Host of the Created To Thrive Podcast, a go-to podcast for Christians wanting to unlock their true potential, grow deeper in faith, and become resilient to thrive emotionally, mentally, spiritually and relationally.
My own grace story includes overcoming trauma, toxic patterns and marital separation when she encountered Jesus’ redeeming love and truth. I now empower others to connect deeply with God to receive what their heart needs, break through barriers that hold them back, and gain skills to move forward in life with confidence and purpose.
My Story: From Striving To Thriving
Growing up, I learned that success came from performing. I was an accomplished athlete, student, and sales professional, but despite my achievements, I was not satisfied or fulfilled.
I became a Christian as an adult, and while I felt my life had meaning, I still had a performance mindset. I went to church, served, read my Bible, prayed, and “did” the Christian disciplines, hoping to fill a longing in my heart. Despite my efforts, I struggled with guilt and shame, and lacked confidence in discerning God’s voice. I was striving to “do” all of the disciplines to “become” something, but it was exhausting and condemning.
Hope And Healing Through Crisis
In 2005, my marriage appeared dead; we separated and filed for divorce. My entire world as I knew it was turned upside down. In desperation, I cried out to know God intimately instead of just “about” Him and heal my brokenness. God met me where I was and I experienced His unconditional love in a transforming way.
An amazing journey began of discovering God’s true nature, who I am in Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit. My husband saw how God changed my heart and began his own journey. Miraculously, through God’s grace and mercy, and our willingness, we reconciled after six months!
Although we reconciled, we still struggled. We desired to become the people God created us to be, but we needed mentors and teachers to help us grow. In 2011, my husband exited his executive career, we sold everything and moved to Colorado Springs, CO to attend Bible school for two years.
We went “ALL IN” to know God, our true selves and discover our purpose. We discovered how to live empowered by allowing God’s Truth and Life to live IN us instead of striving to live “for” Him. We learned how to practically understand and apply the Bible to our lives. We learned how to effectively pray for others and observed many miracles and healings!
Today, my husband and I have been married for 30 years and have amazing fraternal twin boys in college. Our journey is proof that there is hope and healing for every situation.
Spiritual Growth Specialist
I have moved 22 times in the past 32 years, lived in six states multiple times (PA, MO, CO, AZ, MI, FL), owned and renovated our 8 homes, plus many others. No, my husband is not in the military, rather a sales executive in the home building industry. I am a former sales professional and kitchen designer and helped hundreds of people gain vision, purpose and a plan for transforming their home and business. (Here’s some of my past work)
My current work: Bible teacher, resiliency life coach, podcaster, speaker. I understand the power of vision and the process of change on a deep level, regardless if it’s a house, life or profession. I offer authentic transformational coaching from the inside-out, biblical wisdom and spiritual growth.
I have been teaching and mentoring others to easily understand and apply God’s Word, confidently hear His voice, discover their value and purpose, and activate their spiritual gifts. I have been a speaker in many retreats, churches, conferences and groups, had weekly gatherings in our home, and created & taught my own Bible studies. I have also developed several retreats to help women get refreshed and equipped to live the life God intends for them.
Although I am a Mid-West girl at heart, born and raised in Lansing, MI area, in 2020 I traded in my snow boots for flip-flops, and we permanently moved to St. Petersburg, Florida. I love being outdoors, enjoying ocean life and encouraging people to live life to the fullest!
“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”Romans 12:2 NLT
I am a self-taught acrylic artist who loves creating wall canvas & unique hand-painted rocks. Several years ago, I was led by Holy Spirit to discover this gifting in me and how to express myself in this unique way. I paint on canvas and selected rocks from Lake Michigan. If interested in purchasing, I do commissioned work on a limited basis.
Here is a sample of my artwork:
Thank you for visiting my website and I hope to connect with you soon.