Special Needs Ministry Coordinator
Lisa has served the disability community for over 20 years as a leader, advisor, and tireless advocate. Her efforts began with providing support to parents and families, and broadened to teachers, schools, churches and the community as she realized that the most profound way to support families was to build inclusion into the fabric of the communities where families live their lives. Lisa’s personal and professional experience and training uniquely qualify her as a special needs ministry consultant and speaker. Her deepest passion and calling is for helping churches include all people regardless of ability in congregational worship, educational programming, and fellowship activities. Most importantly, Lisa is the wife of Jeff Mattheiss, whose constant support and devotion have encouraged her to broaden her reach and serve as called, and the mother of two deeply loved daughters. Emily, her oldest, was born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, inspiring Lisa’s journey and calling.
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