Pastor Lisa was ordained at First Lutheran Church in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota in May 2017. She served at First English Lutheran Church in Tyler, Minnesota for her first call. Pastor Lisa was then called as an associate pastor at Big Grove Crow River Grace Parish in July 2020. In July of 2021, Pastor Lisa took over the Lead Pastor duties at Big Grove Crow River Grace Parish.
Prior to being ordained, Pastor Lisa worked as a financial consultant at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage in West Des Moines, Iowa. She graduated from Iowa State University with degrees in Finance and Accounting and then went on to earn her Master of Business Administration, also from Iowa State University. Pastor Lisa graduated from Luther Seminary with a Master of Divinity.
Pastor Lisa graduated from Blooming Prairie High School, in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, where she was the Class A State Golf Champion, as well as 3 second place finishes in her high school golf career. She went on to play golf at Iowa State University.
Pastor Lisa enjoys hiking, playing golf, doing jigsaw puzzles, and playing with her goldendoodle puppy, Samson.
Pastor Matthew Garavalia Interim Associate Pastor
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