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 works as both a hospice and a hospital chaplain.
She is a house church (small group) leader for her church, New City Fellowship, and recently
served 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 is honored to
have been invited back to be a part this year’s show on September 25th at St Louis’ world-class,
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 a blended family of four teenage children, one of whom is a sophomore in college.
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.