Lisa McCarthy

Lisa McCarthy

Director of Children's Ministries


Lisa McCarthy
Director of Children's Ministries
763-413-7210 ext. 102


About Lisa:
I am a central Minnesota native and celebrate the rich diversity of God’s creation in the people and landscape within this community.  It is home.  I live in Cambridge with my dog, Livee.  I have two siblings.  My sister Lori, is married to my wonderful brother in law, Rob.  They have two children, Olivia and Ian.  My brother Aaron, has three children, Brooklyn, Andrew and Caity and is married to my lovely sister in law, Patty.  

Most of my adult life has been committed to partnering with parents to influence the future of the next generation, early on as an elementary classroom teacher and for the the past sixteen years as a children’s ministry leader.  As a ministry leader, one of my greatest joys is connecting to build relationships and equip volunteers and paid staff to invest in kids.  Also I like to partner with parents to raise passionate followers of Christ.   If I didn’t have to pay the mortgage, feed my dog, keep the lights on and put food on the table, I would do that for free!  I believe we make a longer, lasting impact when we serve as a team, made up of individuals with specific skills, working together on a common goal or vision.  Simply, we are better together.   

When I'm not at work, I like to:
When I am not at work, I enjoy walking on my own or with friends.  I also enjoy working with my hands, and I love to learn and try new things.  Recently I decoupaged the entire upper level of my town home.  A few years ago, I used YouTube to teach myself how to knit and crochet.  I enjoy re-purposing furniture.   My family and friends are my favorite people on the planet, so I spend time with them often too.  

My strengths are:
Creative, collaborative, team builder, resourceful and listener.

My spiritual gifts are:
Leadership, teaching, faith and service

TV Show -
The West Wing
Movie - Star Wars IV
Sport - Winter & Summer Olympics
Beverage - Chick-Fil-A Lemonade
Verse of the Bible - Joshua 1:6 - Be strong and very courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them. 
Jeremiah 29:11 - For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord.  Plans to propser you and not harm you.  Plans to give you hope and a future.