Sara Pottschmidt Lisherness
Sara Pottschmidt Lisherness is the Director of the Compassion, Peace and Justice Ministry area of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) This ministry area includes poverty and hunger alleviation, disaster response, development, peacemaking, faith-based investing and corporate engagement, social witness policy formation and public policy advocacy at the United Nations and in Washington D.C.
She has been a keynote speaker at national and international conferences and has also led workshops and seminars around the country on a variety of peace and justice issues with a special focus on conflict transformation and peacebuilding.
Ms. Lisherness graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio and attended San Francisco Theological Seminary in Southern California. She is married and the mother of three children. In her free time, she enjoys hiking in the park with her dogs, working in her garden, reading and cooking for family and friends.