board of directors
Founder and Board President
Lauren Drummond Littrell
As Founder and President of Love One Another Ministries (LOAM), Lauren speaks publicly on behalf of the organization and serves as the lead facilitator of the Unity Lab. The Unity Lab is a program that brings people together to do the hard work necessary to promote healing and restoration with the ultimate goal of racial reconciliation.
Lauren is an ordained Christian minister and has spent the last 11 years working as a chaplain in long-term care facilities, hospitals and hospice. She is currently studying to become a spiritual director with the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation. Lauren served for several years as a house church (small group) leader for her church, New City Fellowship in University City, Missouri, and as a group leader for Bible Study Fellowship (BSF), a structured Bible study offered by an international, interdenominational fellowship of Christian lay people.
Prior to establishing LOAM, Lauren co-founded The MERCY Project—a St. Louis-based organization dedicated to bringing about healing and racial reconciliation between black and white mothers through meaningful dialogue and thought-provoking activities. Love One Another Ministries was an answer to Lauren’s desire to take the message of racial reconciliation into the
In August of 2018, Lauren spoke at the first United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Listening Session in St. Louis, where she shared her family’s personal struggles with racism in a Catholic school setting and the story of hope that followed. In 2017, Lauren was part of the St. Louis cast of the nationally acclaimed show, “Listen to Your Mother”. She moved the audience with her transparency about the effects of racism on her two, young sons.
Lauren received her Master’s in Theological Studies (MATS) from Covenant Theological Seminary and her BA in Broadcast Journalism from Howard University. She spent 13 years as a television news anchor and reporter before receiving the call to ministry. Lauren and her husband William have four children. She believes that God has ordained Love One Another Ministries for such a time as this.
A native of Columbia, MO Will Littrell recently joined Love One Another Ministries as board secretary. Will has been a financial professional for nearly twenty years. Will began his career as a financial advisor, but since 2015 he has been involved in financial regulation and compliance. Though he long considered himself a Christian, Will did not develop a full relationship with Christ until 2018. It wasn’t long after his move to St. Louis in 2020 that a drive for reconciliation grew like a fire in his heart. Will looks forward to bringing his professional experience and passion for reconciliation to LOAM.