Associate for Pastoral Care and Women’s Ministries

The Rev. Lisa R. Neilson

The Rev. Lisa R. Neilson joined St. Martin’s in September 2019 as an Associate Rector. She is responsible for most Pastoral Care ministries including the Shepherd’s Guild and oversees the Episcopal Church Women of St. Martin’s, Saintly Stitchers, St. Clare’s Needlepoint Guild, Blanket Ladies and Prayer Shawl Ministries. Before arriving at St. Martin’s, she served in College Station as Campus Minister for Texas A&M University and Blinn College. She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Syracuse University where she was also enrolled in the Reserve Officers Training College. After graduation, she was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army and served on active duty for nine years as an Army logistics officer. She then worked in management for BSNF Railway in Chicago and Fort Worth. She earned her master’s degree in Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary in 2016. She and her husband Bob, a retired Army officer, have two adult children, Heather and Ian, and two grandchildren, Caleb and Peyton.