Prior to training for Baptist Ministry Lis worked as an Occupational Therapist, initially in an acute psychiatric unit and later with Social Services as a Community OT. Having been involved in local church leadership for several years she began studying at Bristol Baptist College in 2003. On completing her ministerial training in 2007 she was appointed Pastoral Leader at Thornbury Baptist where she served as part of a team for four years.
As Chaplain to the ministerial students Lis has responsibility for coordinating the worship life of the college community, and is involved in teaching and leading groups as part of the Ministerial Formation Programme.
Lis has several years experience in pastoral counselling and is a trained Spiritual Director. She teaches on the ‘Prepare for Service’ course and has led retreats and Quiet Days in the Bristol area and further afield.