Dr. Lisa LaGeorge serves as the Director of CHF Academy at Children’s Hunger Fund in Sylmar, CA. CHF’s mission is to deliver hope to suffering children by equipping local churches for gospel-centered mercy ministry. Lisa serves by administering CHF’s Vision Trips and by walking with fellow staff members in personal and professional development.
For the past 20 years, she taught and served in various roles in Student Development in Higher Christian Education. During those years, Lisa taught two dozen different courses in missions, Teaching ESL, and church history, and global studies. She also administered and trained more than 100 student-led cross-cultural vocational mission trips. Two decades of working with undergraduates was an immense joy, challenge, privilege, and delight.
Prior to her tenure in Higher Ed, Lisa spent five years involved in cross-cultural youth missions in Alaska, a state that still holds an enormous piece of her heart.
Lisa loves to teach the Bible within the local church and for women’s events around the world. She has traveled in over 50 countries to encourage cross-cultural workers, provide teacher training workshops, and supervise student teachers. Her research and writing include the topics of short-term missions, cross-cultural teaching methodologies, missionary biographies, and Third Culture Kid transitions.
Lisa serves on the board of The Elisha Foundation that provides retreats, respite training, and outreach with churches into communities of disability. One of the highlights of her life was trekking with The Elisha Foundation to Mt. Everest Base Camp.
Lisa is rarely without a book, loves to cook for global gatherings, and hikes and camps and paddles if there is any time left. Lisa is single (at least at the moment of writing—she’s always open to introductions), but thanks God for the gift of a godly family and friends who are like family.