Deaconess Lisa Polito is a 1990 graduate of Valparaiso University and assumed the role of Executive Director of the LDA in 2008. Previously, Lisa served the LDA as the Director of Development and Public Relations for seven years. Before coming to the LDA, Lisa served as the Director of Chaplaincy Services for Good Shepherd Lutheran Home of the West in Southern California.

Outside the LDA
Lisa has written for the LWML Quarterly, speaks at conferences, and leads retreats. She and her husband, Carmine Polito, a civil engineering professor, enjoy reading and baseball games!

Why I love the LDA
I love being able to tell the amazing stories about deaconesses and deacons. God has called the most incredible women and men to this diaconate and I get to be a part of it and serve among them!

My favorite verse
Though the fig tree does not blossom,
and no fruit is on the vines;
though the produce of the olive fails,
and the fields yield no food;
though the flock is cut off from the fold,
and there is no herd in the stalls,
yet I will rejoice in the Lord;
I will exult in the God of my salvation.
God, the Lord, is my strength;
he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
and makes me tread upon the heights.
— Habakkuk 3:17-19