Lisa Harper Baker

cherishes being a “lifelong United Methodist,” growing up in a United Methodist minister’s family in Middle Tennessee.  She enjoys playing golf, creating new recipes, “moseying” through the countryside, spending time with family (sisters, Laurie and Lydia, and their families), and sharing in this tender season of life – living with her mother, Patty Sue. For many years, she and her twin sister, Laurie, sang professionally, a highlight being singing with The Junaluska Singers for seven years.  Lisa received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music/Music Therapy at Arizona State University, and a Master of Arts in Aging and Spirituality/and MDiv studies at Asbury Theological Seminary.  Her ministry path has led her into pastoral ministry, serving with Older Adult Ministries with the Board of Directors/ENCORE Ministry for the TWK Conference of UMC, and hospital chaplaincy with Ascension St. Thomas/Nashville Partnership CPE Resident Program. As she begins working as a Spiritual Care Counselor with AccentCare Hospice this fall, she looks forward to living out her faith with more awareness, authenticity, and intention in her work, relationships, and within the Duke /CTHC community.  The words of her father, Fred Harper, a Duke Divinity School alumni, continue to live on in her heart: “Lisa, always remember, life is ministry.”