Lisa was born at North York General Hospital and raised in Ajax, Ontario. A B.A. from Trinity College (University of Toronto) and a M.Div. from Wycliffe College (University of Toronto) brought her back to the city. Lisa was ordained as a transitional deacon in May 2005 and priest in December of the same year. She served her curacy at St. James in Orillia and from there became the incumbent at St. Matthew’s, Oshawa where she served for 6 ½ years until March 2014 when she was appointed incumbent at St. Matthew the Apostle, Oriole. A “full circle” move that has brought her back to just a few kilometres from her place of birth! Lisa has been married to her husband Geoff for 17 years and they have two children, a daughter age 8, and a son age 5, as well as a 1 year old Dalmatian.
Away from St. Matthew’s, Lisa enjoys travelling, cooking, reading, scrapbooking, photography, sudoko, and spending as much quality time as possible with her family and friends. Despite being appointed to two parishes named after St. Matthew, Lisa readily confesses that of the four gospels, St. John’s is her favourite. In addition to her parish responsibilities, Lisa, as appointed by the Archbishop, has served on the Postulancy Committee for the diocese since 2015 as well as Diocesan Council since 2017.