pastor lisa nelsonHello, I am Pastor Lisa and am part time at Faith Lutheran Church with an emphasis on youth and family ministry. I am very excited to begin this ministry at Faith and look forward to working with others in ministering to and with youth families.

I grew up in Fresno, California with my parents and younger brother. My parents still live in Fresno, and my brother lives in McFarland with his wife and two daughters. My home is in Sun Prairie with my husband, Robb Kosky, and our three sons, Matthew, Nathan, and Seth. My husband serves as pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Waterloo.

I graduated from Fresno State in 1989 and from Luther Seminary in St. Paul in 1993. I served as pastor of Wiota Lutheran Church in the southwest corner of Wisconsin and as one of the pastors at Bethel Lutheran Church in downtown Madison. I have been on leave from call to care for my children since September 2001.

While on leave, I have substitute-preached all over the synod, taught for the synod’s lay school of ministry, and served as Assistant to the Bishop for Youth and Family Ministry. I also enjoy reading, scrap booking and card making, being an oblate at Holy Wisdom Ministry, and teaching water aerobics at the Prairie Athletic Club.