Lisa 2016

Lisa Surran--Director of Children and Youth


Favorite part of your role at MSBC?

1.    My passion is to equip and encourage parents as the primary faith influencer in their child’s life. I also enjoy equipping volunteers to disciple the next generation to know and love Jesus.

How did you get into ministry?

It's been an interesting road getting here. I began teaching Sunday school in grade 10 in the small country church that I grew up in. That blossomed into becoming a Sunday school superintendent, and I was even the church treasurer for a season! I continued being involved in Sunday school teaching all the way through college.  I earned a B.S. in Education of Exceptional Persons, and I used that degree for almost four years. After that, God called me to teach in a Christian school in northern Maine for almost 6 years. During my final year there, the position for the Director of Children's and Youth Ministries opened up at MSBC, and here I am! Loving what I get to do!


Somerset, PA

Family Info:

I have been married to Michael, my best friend, since 2000. We enjoy the great outdoors and practicing simple living.

One thing God wants me to share with others...

When you commit your life to Him and seek Him, He WILL direct you. And it will be the ride of your life!

What is a fun/interesting fact about you?

During my final year in college, I got to spend half a semester living in London while doing my student teaching. It was an amazing opportunity, and I can't wait to go back!

What makes you laugh?

So many things! Mainly LIFE! And interacting with other people! I especially crack up at droll, dry humor.