Get to know Executive Assistant to the President Lisa Mariani!

She’s one of two friendly faces you’ll see when visiting the Office of the President. Along with Katrina Sisti, Lisa Mariani sets the tone for all of President Ankerberg’s guests. And there’s arguably no better person to serve as the “face” of Concordia’s head administrative office. During her 3 1/2 years at Concordia, Lisa has been known to lead with a big heart. She always greets others with a warm smile, her love of the Lord on full display.

Read on to learn a little more about Concordia’s Executive Assistant to the President.

Lisa Mariani

Executive Assistant to the President

How are you most likely to spend a day off?

Spending time with teen(s) from church youth ministry or writing a teaching lesson for ministry

What do you do on your commute to/from work?

Listen to the radio and sing along

Who was the first person (outside of your department) to make you feel welcome at Concordia?

Aimee Wiley

Favorite caffeinated beverage?

Vanilla latte

What would you choose to eat for your birthday meal?

Sicilian-style pork chops from Caterina’s Restaurant

Who or what never fails to make you laugh?

Conversations with Pastor Steve Smith

Share a “first” you’ve experienced in the last couple years.

Hanging out with a popular Christian rapper for an entire weekend, despite the fact I am not a “rap music fan”

What makes you excited about your job at Concordia?

The Christian faith! Concordia is the only place I have ever worked where people walk down the hall and say things like, “I am praying for you.” I also have the opportunity to encourage/pray with students, parents and employees when they share personal things.

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