pronouns: she, her, hers
Lisa is an elder and worship leader at Parkside Community Church in Westwood, NJ. She led a team in 2016 to work through the process of becoming an open and affirming church with the assistance of Room for All using the Building an Inclusive Church toolkit and helped start up and run a full-service food pantry at Parkside at the start of the Covid pandemic. She has been married to her husband Tom for 26 years and they have an adult son who identifies as gender queer and pansexual and is graduating in 2023 with a degree in history. Lisa is heavily engaged in her community and is an ardent advocate for LGBTQ+ children at her local school board meetings. When she isn’t doing volunteer or community advocacy work, she works part-time as a Program Manager on a grant-sponsored initiative through Meals on Wheels North Jersey to help her community become more age-friendly.