Lorren Z. Buck, MDiv., Pastoral Fellow & Director: Operations and Administration, InPower Institute
Lorren Buck serves as InPower Institute’s Pastoral Fellow. In this role, Lorren co-leads InPower’s spiritual growth and discovery core and develops programming around spirituality, sexuality and gender 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.
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 led her to consider the effects of gender oppression within faith communities on female sexuality. Lorren earned her Master’s degree in Divinity from Eden Theological Seminary where she examined ways single black women can reclaim their bodies as sacred and embody a liberated sexuality.
Over the years, Lorren has worked with and for the community in many capacities including the executive level. She has 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.