Dr. Lisa LaGeorge serves as the Sr. Director, 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.


For more than 20 years, she served as a professor of missions and an administrator in the Student Life Department at The Master’s University in Newhall, CA.  During those years, Lisa worked with the most incredible staff, administering and training cross-cultural vocational mission trips as well as working with missionary kids, international students and military veterans. Two decades of working with undergraduates was an immense joy, challenge, privilege, and delight.  

Prior to starting at Master’s in 1998, Lisa spent five years involved in cross-cultural youth ministry in Alaska, a state that still holds an enormous piece of her heart. The beauty in Alaska led to an interest in micro and landscape photography.

Lisa loves to teach the Bible within the local church and for women’s events around the world. She is an active member of Grace Baptist Church in Santa Clarita, CA, serving in women’s ministries and outreach.

Lisa has traveled in over 50 countries to encourage cross-cultural workers, provide teacher training workshops, and supervise student teachers.  Her research and writing includes the topics of short-term missions, singles in the church, cross-cultural teaching methodologies, missionary biographies, and Third Culture Kid transitions.

Lisa served for seven years on the board of Guidelight (formerly The Elisha Foundation), an organization that provides family retreats, respite training, and outreach with churches into communities of disability. One of the highlights of her life was trekking with Eli 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, but thanks God for the gift of a godly family and friends who are like family.

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