REV. Lisa Lynne Kirkpatrick, ASSOCIATE PASTOR
Rev. Lisa Lynne Kirkpatrick serves as the Associate Pastor at WPC. She joined the staff as a Pastoral Resident in January 2022 while studying for and taking her ordination exams. On January 8, 2023, Lisa Lynne was ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament at Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church, and began her role as Associate Pastor.
Raised in Washington, D.C., Lisa Lynne received her undergraduate degree from Carnegie-Mellon University's conservatory training program in the performing arts. After several years in NYC and Los Angeles, in 1995 Lisa Lynne made a shift from "industry to ministry" by putting her talent and training into worship, teaching and preaching. At Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago, the Riverside Church in New York, and Ridgeway Alliance Church in White Plains New York, Lisa Lynne served actively in music ministry and teaching Bible studies. After years of singing with and ministering to the Broadway community in New York with Broadway Inspirational Voices, God called Lisa Lynne to focus on theological training. She received a Masters Degree in Biblical Literature from Alliance Theological Seminary in New York while serving as the Community Initiative Director and Faith Programs Manager at Grace Farms Foundation in New Canaan, CT.
In 2019, Lisa Lynne and her husband, Gil, left the East Coast and happily relocated to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. With her eldest daughter, Hannah, now married and living in Madison, WI and her youngest daughter, Audrey, living and working in San Francisco, Lisa Lynne seized the opportunity to complete a Masters of Divinity at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary at Northwestern, which she completed in May of 2020.
Lisa Lynne has dedicated her life's work to the exploration and practice of effective communication and a commitment to healthy, deep relationships. She is passionate in her belief that flourishing life, grounded in the radically inclusive love of Jesus, can and must be available to all. The dynamic congregation and ministries of Tosa Pres provide meaningful opportunities to bring that very love into the world.