Lisa Brown is the Church Relations Assistant at Joni and Friends Ohio, where she has worked training churches in disability ministry, since mid-2010. Lisa holds a Communications degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 1988. Lisa is the mother of two sons, one diagnosed on the autism spectrum. She started GraceWorks Special Needs Ministry at Far Hills Community Church in 2004, working with children with disabilities as well as recruiting, training, and directing volunteers. In 2007, Lisa organized a team of over 100 volunteers for a monthly Friday night respite called Date Nite and ran that program through 2010. Since the beginning of this year, she has been re-imagining the disability ministry at Mt. Zion Church in Xenia, called Grace4All.