The Rev. Dr. Lisa Barrowclough currently serves as the Chaplain and Chair of Religious Life at Episcopal Day School in Augusta, GA, where her ministry is challenged, inspired, and transformed daily by 400 children aged three through fourteen, their parents and grandparents, and an innovative and tireless band of merry colleagues. Believing that school chaplaincy is important but often isolating work, Lisa is the founding Convener of the Network of Episcopal School Chaplains, a “work in progress” group for support and resource sharing among those engaged in educational ministry. Occasionally needing the intellectual stimulation of adult learning, Lisa also serves as an Adjunct Instructor during summer sessions of the Doctor of Ministry program at Virginia Theological Seminary, facilitating case studies and vetting project thesis proposals from a wide variety of settings across the church and school worlds.
Born, raised, and ordained in Canada, Lisa moved to the US in 2003 in response to a call to parish day school ministry. She has lived and worked in Florida and Georgia (which doesn’t surprise anyone who remembers her dislike of frostbite warnings in Northern Alberta) and enjoys seeing more and more of the country, and meeting its diversity of wonder-filled people, through participation in conferences and gatherings like this one. In those rare moments of free time, Lisa likes to travel, cook (and eat!), read (in French!), and love on her beloved corgi, who makes her a better person.