Meet Lorna Batten – Vice Chair, Board of Directors
Lorna has served on the I Pour Life Board of Directors for over three years and is currently the ice president. Her heart for seeing women and children given an opportunity to become self-sufficient drew her to I Pour Life’s mission. While Lorna has been on the board, I Pour Life has taken tremendous strides to increase awareness of our mission locally and across the world.
She attended Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar and got her bachelor’s in Accounting. After college, she worked for City Utilities for 15 years as the Payroll Supervisor. Lorna has five children and after having her third child she became a stay at home mom. While at home with her kids, Lorna began to pour herself into more things that make her heart shine.
Lorna served on the New Covenant Academy School Board for six years and was the President for three. She also served on the Missions Committee for Hope Church. For the past 10 years, Lorna has been a part of a variety of nonprofits, helping with missions and working with orphanages.
Lorna has traveled with Convoy of Hope and I Pour Life on multiple mission trips. Lorna and her family visited Haiti after the 2010 earthquake and decided to adopt after seeing the overflowing orphanages. They adopted their daughter six years ago and she is now 13 years old.
When asked what she hopes to accomplish as the Vice President of the board, Lorna said, “I would like to see projects in Ethiopia completely funded…where we aren’t constantly worrying if we will make it through the next three months.”
This large goal involves increasing the awareness of the I Pour Life Program. It will allow others to see the effects I Pour Life has on the community. After three years, Lorna is more committed than ever to empowering women in Ethiopia to achieve financial independence. She also hopes to find success for marginalized populations that need assistance in finding a voice for their cause.