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Keynote speaker for the event will be Lori Salierno, founder and executive officer of Celebrate Life International.
Seated: Averil VanPutten, Lori ...
Seated: Averil VanPutten, Lori Salierno, and Barbara Davis.
Dr. Lori Salierno, Founder & CEO
Dr. Lori Salierno (President and CEO) -- Founder of Celebrate Life International, Inc.
A nationally recognized public speaker, Dr. Salierno
has a passion to work for causes that shape culture and aid in the well-being of the youth of today.
travels extensively throughout the United States.
Author of seven books: Hope Dangerously (2012, CLI), Balance at Its Best (2007, Infinity Publishing), Claim to Excellence (2006, PleasantWord), Designed for Excellence (1995, Warner Press), Going the Distance with God (1995, Warner Press), When Roosters Crow (1997, Warner Press), and Real Solutions for Ordering Your Private Life (2001, Servant Publications).
Dr. Salierno earned her BA in Biblical Studies from Seattle Pacific University and was presented the Distinguished Alumni Award in 1997.
She completed her Masters Degree in Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary in 1992.
In 2003, Dr. Salierno received her Doctor of Ministry degree in Leadership Development from Asbury Theological Seminary.
resides in Kennesaw, Georgia.
This was the experience that Dr. ...
This was the experience that Dr. Lori Salierno had the privilege to realize when she was still a very young woman.
God was already giving her influence as a communicator that few get to enjoy in their lifetime, much less while still so young.
Those of us who know Lori and who have had the opportunity to sit under her teaching know that she is a woman with an insatiable hunger for God and for others to know Him well.
She is the founder and CEO of Celebrate Life International, an organization with a vision to reach and mentor at-risk students all over the world.
Lori is also the Founder and Lead Speaker for the WILD Women of God Conference which trains and mentors young women.
looked for women to mentor her
in those early days of ministry, her
greatest desire was to meet and be mentored by Mother Teresa.
Talk about dreaming big!!
It took years, lots of requests, incredible persistence, patience, speaking wherever she
could for whatever she
could get paid, and refusing to give up at the first, second, thirdâ€¦.signs of opposition to finally get on a plane to India to work with, walk beside, and serve among Mother Teresa and the Sisters of Charity.
I am still amazed that she
got this chance at all, much less three times!
Iâ€™ll never forget being in Loriâ€™s home and reading a framed, handwritten letter to Lori
and then realizing that this letter was from Mother Teresa herself.
What a treasure!
So with this in mind, are you curious to know what advice Mother Teresa offered Lori
earnestly sought it?
After several years of persistence and all that it took to make this opportunity turn the corner from dream to reality, Lori
shotâ€"to ask Mother Teresa herself for her
words of wisdom.
has shared on numerous occasions that as she
asked Mother Teresa how she
could make the biggest impact on her
generation and even those to come, Mother Teresa offered her
some very sage, completely biblical, and rather simple advice:
Our key note speaker will be ...
Our key note speaker will be Dr. Lori Salierno from Atlanta, Georgia.
She is founder and CEO of Celebrate Life International, Inc., one of the most progressive youth development organizations in the US and in four other countries around the world.
Celebrate Life International, Inc.
Dr. Lori Salierno, Founder and CEO of Celebrate Life International, Inc., spent several years working as a staff member at different churches throughout the U.S. At the same time, she spoke to audiences in different parts of the country as a public speaker.
She spoke to colleges & universities, conventions, music festivals, women's conferences, and large church staff.
As she met people in different areas of the country and talked about challenges that kids were facing in each of those areas, she realized that her speaking platform was a means to an end.
She decided to take the opportunity that different stages gave to her and use it to make a difference in the lives of kids.
She distinctly felt that her calling was to put in motion a momentum that would impact young lives beyond her speaking audiences.
She decided to start her work by establishing CELEBRATE LIFE INTERNATIONAL.
Several of the people influenced by Dr. Salierno's
work began to encourage the creation of a nonprofit entity for the purpose of spreading her
positive messages throughout the world.
The organization's name was specifically selected to describe the approach that Dr. Salierno
wanted to use as they helped young people find their unique purpose in life.
The organization was designed to lift up tomorrow's leaders for restoring the family and transforming society--Developing Leaders of Integrity.
Since its first year, the organization reached over 150,000 students, women, and leaders through conferences challenging them to live above the level of mediocrity and make a positive contribution to those around them.
Celebrate Life International's
(CLI) first office was Dr. Salierno's
spare bedroom at her
Dr. Lori Salierno holds the position of President and CEO of the corporation.