Anna Lisa Gross is Interim Pastor from August 2019 to February 2020.

       Anna Lisa believes ministry (being fully alive) is about making the world a better place, through loving people and working for social justice and peace. As a hospital and hospice chaplain, Anna Lisa met people in the best and worst moments of life. She believes that humans are divinely designed to adapt and flourish, and seeks to honor people's capacity for transition and struggle so they can find the strength and creativity that is already within. Anna Lisa serves congregations as an interim pastor to tend to transition within this changing church, and changing world.

       Anna Lisa has a M.Div. from Bethany Theological Seminary and a B.A. in Journalism. Her ordination is in the Church of the Brethren and she’s also pastored in the United Church of Christ. She grew up on a small organic farm in Indiana and has also lived in India, Northern Ireland, Guatemala, Portland, OR, Minneapolis, central PA and Mexico. She’s traveled in Jordan, Palestine, Israel, France and Canada as well. Anna Lisa has worked with people from many cultures, faiths and worldviews, and (simply, absolutely) trusts the vibrant variety of stories and symbols that humans use to navigate the complexities of life.

       Anna Lisa and her husband Phillip live in Lafayette, IN and spend part of their time in South Bend to be with Crest Manor Church of the Brethren.