Meet The Guibord Center Staff

Dr. Lisa Patriquin Ph.D.

Program Director for Youth and Young Adults
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Lisa develops The Guibord Center’s programs for children, youth and young adults of many faith traditions.  She forms partnerships with schools to increase religious and interfaith literacy, and promote open discourse about religion and spirituality as an aspect of identity by bringing speakers for classes and parent groups, and working with teachers to create special events and customized curriculum for elementary and  secondary students.  Lisa facilitates Faith At The Table, the Center’s dinner and dialogue program for young adults (ages 18 through mid 30s) with regular gatherings at houses of worship/celebration throughout the greater LA area to connect with current and emerging local leaders, and explore faith-based perspectives on a wide variety of issues.

Prior to joining The Guibord Center full-time, Lisa represented the Synod of Southern California and Hawaii on the Advisory Council of The Guibord Center and The Christian- Muslim Consultative Group. She is an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) and serves as a Family Ministry consultant to Northland Village Church.  She has served as the Director of International Partnerships for the Central Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Colombia, as well as the Director of Christian Education and Mission and Director of Children’s and Family Ministry at local churches.  She previously had an eighteen-year career as a teacher and program Administrator in English as a Second Language, primarily at the University of Southern California and UCLA.  Lisa holds a PhD in Education (University of Southern California), a Master’s in Latin American Studies (UCLA), and a Bachelor’s in Linguistics (Macalester College).