Lisa was appointed to the newly-created Press Go Catalyst role in June 2014, and is excited about getting her teeth into the newly-created role when she starts in mid-June.
"From the inception of PressGo, I have been excited about its vision to ignite change around the Church. A lot of the work I have done previously has been about just that - helping with the tools to turn vision into action."
"I never cease to be amazed at the remarkable things that happen when we arrive at God's moment, ready for what he has in store! I have a clear sense of call in undertaking this role and am looking forward to playing my part in equipping the Church for mission."
Lisa - who will be known to many through her roles on various national, regional and local church committees - brings a strong background in fundraising and business development in the non-profit sector to the role.
Lisa's appointment is expected to provide a significant boost to Press Go's capacity to support churches in their mission and outreach explains PressGo Chairman, Andrew Norton.
"Previously, Press Go's ability to help parishes has been limited to the time, energy and expertise of members of the Press Go Board. With Lisa's appointment, which is a full-time appointment for three years, this constraint is gone.
"As Lisa is helping parishes examine their mission ventures with a critical eye, she will be working alongside leaders to help develop their skills in areas like financial management, mission planning and capital fundraising."
"This is expected to have a positive impact on local mission in the short-term as well as help to build a strong platform for the future."
Lisa is available to work with churches and presbyteries throughout the country. Contact Lisa by email, or telephone 027 4455 723, or write to P O Box 13-103, Dunedin 9052.
Lisa is an elder at East Taieri Church, Dunedin and lives on the Taieri with her husband, Ian. Together they have three adult children, and three grandchildren.
Lisa brings more than 25 years experience in strategic, management and executive roles in the non-profit sector - most recently with Presbyterian Support Otago - to the Catalyst role. In addition, Lisa has served the Presbyterian Church in a variety of paid and voluntary roles over the years, and offers a broad range of experience and skills gleaned from working in commercial, voluntary and church environments.