Lisa Horst Clark, Lead Pastor

Pronouns: she/her


I am honored to work with this church as we seek how we are called to love God and neighbor in this time and place.

I originally grew up in Northern California, with a time in central Illinois that lent me an abiding love of casseroles. I grew up in a UCC church that allowed me to explore the mystery of the divine, and I knew the church as a force for good, love and justice in the world. I went to school in Philosophy at Pomona College, and it was there that I heard my call to ministry. Following that call would lead me across the country and back: first to New Haven, CT for seminary at Yale Divinity School and my first call in Guilford, CT and now back here to Bellevue, WA. I came to serve here at First Congregational Church in 2011 as Pastor for Spiritual Formation, and have loved the chance to minister with these thoughtful folks who are seeking to make a difference in the world.

When not at the church, I spend my time with my husband Josh and chasing around my young kiddo, who always keeps me on my toes.