Lisa was appointed with Missions Door in March 2010. She served with Neighborhood Ministries in Phoenix, AZ for almost 10 years. There she worked with College Access and Parenting por Vida (formerly known as Mom's Place) loving, mentoring, and discipling first generation college students and teen moms. She currently serves with Agape House of Prescott as their Discipleship Director. Agape House serves families in crisis by "keeping families together through hope, love and housing." Her passion is to build deep relationship with families, sharing the transformational love of Christ, and equipping them for an independent and self-sustained future in the context of Christian community. Her prayer is families know they have a hope and future (Jer. 29:11) and experience life in the fullness of Christ (Jn. 10:10).
Lisa grew up in the church and at the age of 8 she put her trust in Jesus Christ as her personal Savior. In high school, while serving on a summer ministry internship in Los Angeles, CA God opened her eyes to the beauty of the inner city and broke her heart for the urban poor and called her into full time urban ministry. While studying at Moddy Bible Institute in Chicago, IL she had many opportunities to live, serve, and learn through a variety of urban ministries. After graduation from Moody in 2000 she lived in Los Angles, CA for almost 7years serving with Central City Community Outreach loving on youth and families facing homelessness through a Christ centered youth development program in Skid Row (the largest homeless population in the United States). Lisa loves to travel and serve locally and internationally. She has led ministry teams around the world including Kenya, Brazil, Bosnia, and Mexico. She has also traveled to countless other locations to learn, grow and experience the beauty of God's creation through different cultures. The Body of Christ is so beautiful around the world!
Lisa has a strong Christian family living in Prescott AZ which includes three married siblings and 9 niece and nephews. She loves spending time with her niece and nephews in her "free" time. She is blessed to call the many young moms, youth and children in her community apart of her extended family. She was previously a foster parent and dreams to do that again in the future.
B.A. in Urban Ministry from Moody Bible Institute
Certificates / trainings in Trauma Informed Care and Child Development
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In colorful communities and along scenic highways, diverse people and landscapes span coast to coast
Iconic American traditions include Thanksgiving dinner, jazz music and the Super Bowl. They meld with eclectic examples of multicultural heritage: numerous local Chinatowns, family-owned taquerias and even cowboy boots, which originated among the nomadic Huns of eastern Europe.
The nation's landscape shows just as many contrasts — sandy beaches and rocky coastlines, open plains and vast deserts, rugged mountains and winding canyons, and abundant rivers and lakes.
The ideals of life and liberty that founded the United States have made the country one of the world's most prosperous, though not without dark chapters and present troubles. Crime, discrimination and ethics violations make regular headlines, and many people live below the national poverty level.
Families view education as essential to the pursuit of happiness, if not also a path to wealth and power for the most ambitious. Yet Americans also demonstrate a charitable spirit of generosity toward neighbors and nations in need.
Freedom of religion grants opportunity for all faiths, but Christianity holds particular influence in country's history and daily life.
Your participation with Missions Door supports ministry in the United States among college students, including many international students, in collaboration local churches. It also enables social outreach, church planting and leadership development in a wide variety of communities — among Native Americans and other cultural groups, and in urban and suburban settings where growing and changing demographics create new opportunities for the Gospel.
Aside from the Native American, Native Hawaiian and Native Alaskan populations, nearly all Americans and their ancestors immigrated to the United States.
In a 2013 survey, 56% of Americans said that religion played a "very important role in their lives” — a larger number than any other wealthy nation.
Population: 320 million
Major Religions: 47% Protestant, 23% unaffiliated, 21% Catholic, 6% other
Languages: 82% English, 11% Spanish, various others
Ministry service area:
Arizona, United States