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Fred and his wife Lisa have served God in a variety of capacities for over 25 years. Married for an incredible 22 years, Lisa and Fred have served together in New York, West Virginia, Indonesia, New Jersey, Bangladesh and most recently in California. With both Pastoral Ministry and Missionary background, Fred and Lisa are glad to encourage Missionaries and Pastors and their wives to press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called them heavenward in Christ. (Philippians 3:14)
Fred grew up attending church, began following Christ as a young child and committed himself to full-time ministry while in College. Fred and Lisa met in Seminary and have served as Missionaries, Lead Pastor, Executive Pastor, and Associate Pastor over Student and Worship Ministries. Fred has specialized in church redevelopment and church planting, Elder training and development and conflict resolution.
During our years of service we have experienced many and varied difficulties and struggles. We have supported co-workers, been supported by others, and been reassured that God plans suffering in our lives in order to develop us a fully-devoted followers of Christ. (Romans 5:3-5)
Fred and Lisa have always sought out opportunities to encourage and support other individuals and couples in ministry to persevere through the temptations and trials that are common to us all. (James 1:2-5, 1 Peter 1:6-7) Fred and Lisa are thankful to serve as Standing Stone field shepherds both individually and as a couple.
Fred and Lisa live in Orange, CA., and have four children aged 21, 19,17 and 14. They attend Southlands Church in Brea. Fred also serves on the board and as Executive Director of Ambassador Network, a church consulting, leadership development and church planting organization. Lisa is an RN with Emergency and ICU experience and currently works as the Clinical Educator in a Pediatric Emergency Trauma Center.
Lisa and her husband Fred have served God in a variety of capacities for over 25 years. Married for an incredible 22 years, Lisa and Fred have served together in New York, West Virginia, Indonesia, New Jersey, Bangladesh and most recently in California. With both Pastoral Ministry and Missionary background, Fred and Lisa are glad to encourage Missionaries and Pastors and their wives to press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called them heavenward in Christ (Philippians 3:14)
As a child Lisa struggled with feelings of isolation, depression, suicide, loneliness and rejection. In Christ, Lisa has found the solution to all of her emotional pain. Since being saved in 1985 she has felt called to serve God. The many challenges that Lisa faced as a child of divorce in rural Connecticut have been redeemed as God has built a blend of resilience and grace under fire within her character.
Although serving the Bride of Christ is one of the greatest joys that one can experience, it is not without a cost. Jesus loves His Bride despite the fact that she can be very ugly at times. Through humor, mercy and His grace, Lisa and Fred have endured much for the sake of the Gospel. They are glad to encourage others that they can persevere and see God glorified despite circumstances.
Some of the “Big God Ideas” that feed Lisa’s soul are: 1. The Kingdom is upside down (Things won’t always make earthly sense.) 2, The battle is real (Keep your armor on.), and 3. God is not finished with any of us until we get to see Him in glory (Keep your head in the game.). Nothing is wasted, God is weaving a beautiful tapestry out of each of the threads in our lives. Most of the time, we just get to see the loose ends. He is the potter let him mold you into His image. (Jeremiah 18). If you are struggling or just need someone to listen, Lisa is happy to walk prayerfully beside you and see God bring victory and beauty out of your ashes.
Fred and Lisa have four children aged 21, 19,17 and 14. Lisa has Masters degrees in both Cross-Cultural Ministry and Nursing Education and is a Registered Nurse with Emergency and ICU experience. She currently blessed to work as a Clinical Educator in a Pediatric Emergency Trauma Center. As with most of God’s servants, Lisa would remind you that He uses the weak things of this world, the despised things to shame the wise (1Cor.1:27).