Meet your staff: Loris Flaker and Tiffany Walker

From the January 2019 issue of Heartfelt Magazine.

Lori “Loris” Flaker joined the Member Advocate department, which works with healthcare providers to obtain the lowest possible expenses on members’ medical bills. Tiffany Walker serves in the Member Assistance department. She answers questions about the ministry and makes changes to members’ accounts.

Lori Flaker

How did you become a Christian? I was baptized at 12 years old, but about five years ago I recommitted my life to Christ alongside my husband, Gregg.

What’s your favorite Bible passage, and why? I have leaned heavily on Matthew 19:23-30. At age five I went to live with my grandparents. Even that young, this particular passage assured me that I would be okay.

Tell us something surprising about you. I used to tap dance and draw.

What’s your favorite comfort food? Pastries.

What’s the best advice you’ve been given? Have faith…your life is in His control.

Tiffany Walker

How did you become a Christian? When I was in elementary school I attended Vacation Bible School with a friend. I heard the Gospel for the first time but was too embarrassed to tell the teacher I wanted to accept Christ because it looked like everyone else had already done so. I went home, sat on my bedroom floor and asked Jesus to come into my heart and life. I remember suddenly wanting to read the Bible and just falling in love with it.

How do you hope to make a difference at CHM? I want to radiate love and compassion to members who call CHM. I pray that in the midst of each busy day God will remind me that each member has a unique story and that He will show me ways I can help them.

Where did you work before joining the CHM staff? I interned with Rahab Ministries (a program to combat human trafficking). I also worked with foster children at a children’s home and at a women’s drug and alcohol treatment center. I’ve loved each job.

What is the best book you’ve ever read? Any book by Francis Chan or John Piper.

Tell us a bit about your family. I have four brothers and five sisters. Yes, that’s a total of nine siblings!

What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13? It’s okay to ask God questions and it’s okay to ask preachers and teachers the “tough” questions. Oh, and I would tell myself to choose faith no matter what I’m feeling at the moment. A teenager’s emotions aren’t easy, but God walks us through those hard times.

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