In the foreword of "Sister Save Yourself",
Marie Fortune asked this poignant question: "In this moment, we are faced with the Samaritan choice: shall we, with the priest and Levite, pass by on the other side of the road or shall we stop and attend to the injured person and provide safe shelter?"
Lisa, as she is usually called, is a product of Richmond City Public Schools and retired from teaching in that same school system after serving and working for over thirty years. She is a certified Diversity, Culture Competence and Social Justice Trainer for the Virginia Education Association. She completed her undergraduate studies and some graduate studies at Virginia State University and additional graduate studies at the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union, where she earned a Master of Divinity degree with honors. She has an earned Doctor of Ministry in Formational Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio.
Dr. Lisa was called to serve as Co-Pastoral Director at Richmond Hill, a neo-monastic, ecumenical retreat center, located in Richmond, Virginia. She is a member of First Shiloh Baptist Church in Mechanicsville, VA. Lisa also serves as a senior caregiver, a small group facilitator, Spiritual Director and a member of the healing care team for the Healing Place ~ Center for Christian Counseling and Spiritual Formation. There she also works as a counselor with victims of sexual and domestic abuse; couples counseling, teen girls, and individuals who are sensing a need/desire to live life differently.
She leads workshops and seminars nationwide and serves as a speaker, facilitator, and preacher for conferences. Lisa was licensed and ordained to preach the gospel at The Saint Paul’s Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia where she served in ministry for over forty years. She is the Chaplain for the Henrico County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and serves on several Boards of Directors.