Licensed Local Pastor Lisa Taylor began her work in Christian ministry as a lay person, serving for many years in various church settings before finding herself called to the United Methodist Church. An Associate Pastor overseeing adult small group education and fellowship ministries at Pendleton Center UMC, she has also worked with our Native American brothers and sisters among the Seneca people and serves on the Upper New York Annual Conference Committee on Native American Ministries. Beginning September 2015, Pastor Lisa will be pursuing a Masters of Divinity degree at United Theological Seminary. She enjoys helping God's people discover their gifts and talents and encouraging them to grow in grace and faith as they use their gifts to minister to others.
Pastor Lisa has been married to her husband, Romney for 32 years and they have four grown children: Bonnie, Molly, Carly, and Aaron. Agape is Pastor Lisa's pet cat.
Pastor Lisa is also "Miss Lisa". An accomplished dancer, choreographer, and dance teacher for over 35 years, she owns and operates Lisa Taylor Academy of Ballet and Dance Arts in North Buffalo; and has taught and choreographed for public and private schools and arts education organizations. In addition to ballet, tap, jazz, modern, and creative movement, she has taught and choreographed Liturgical Dance at many churches of various denominations over the years.