Children’s Ministry Director

Lisa grew up in Salem, Oregon. She escaped to enjoy the sun in Florida while earning a degree in Elementary Education. After returning to teach a year in Salem, she married her college sweetheart and super cool husband, Anthony. They moved to Gresham in 1999 where she taught 7th grade for 8 years at Open Door Christian Academy. During this time, she spent time coaching volleyball and leading a high school girls Sunday School class. Once Allie and then Jack and Maddox came along, Lisa switched career gears to tutoring so that she could enjoy being with her kiddos.

Anthony and Lisa spend many a Friday night exploring Portland and solving the world’s problems in random local coffee shops. Breaking out the bikes with the kids or just their tennis shoes to enjoy their local neighborhood is also a regular activity. Along with family activities, Lisa loves to read and run, or catch up with friends over coffee.

Random facts:

  • Favorite Food: Seafood and Coffee
  • Favorite Authors: Ted Dekker and Ann VonsKamp