Loretta is the founder and director of YWAM Detroit. She has served as a full time missionary with YWAM since 1995. She served at a residential rehabilitation ministry, Hope House, in New Orleans for 5 years and then in Chicago among unreached people groups for 11 years before pioneering YWAM in Detroit.
The YWAM Detroit team is currently living in three specific neighborhoods in order to engage with unreached peoples and to come alongside at risk families and children. As a team they are preparing to launch YWAM training initiatives in 2021.
Loretta also serves on the board of other ministry initiatives in Michigan and In 2020 she joined the YWAM North American Cities Servant Leadership Team.