Tommy Lor, Youth Director

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“It is so amazing how much of a difference we can make in the lives of youth. By starting a conversation or eating noodles with a teenager, we could pave the road for tomorrow's spiritual leaders. I love how youth ministry creates a space that supports teenagers in knowing Jesus and how it empowers them to share Jesus with the world.”

Tommy was born and raised in Menomonie, Wisconsin, where cornfields were abundant and there was no such thing as rush-hour traffic. On his downtime, Tommy enjoys telling stories, playing basketball, and traveling to new places with his wife, Shining.

Although he spent his childhood attending church, Tommy attributes his teenage years as the most important time in growing his relationship with Jesus. Through years of participating in his local youth ministry, he developed a heart to serve the church and share his faith with those around him.

After graduating from high school, Tommy left home to pursue Christian studies and pastoral leadership at Crown College. Tommy’s first experience working with 2nd and 3rd generation Hmong was here at RiverLife for his undergrad internship.

Today, Tommy serves at RiverLife as the Director of Thrive Youth Ministries. Things he enjoys most about working with teenagers is building relationships, seeing them discover their faith, empowering them to lead, and, of course, playing ridiculous games.