Pastor Anna-Lisa loves La Crosse. She has lived in eight states but came back to Wisconsin in 2010 because she loved the weather, the people, and the landscape.
Being a pastor is her fifth or sixth career, depending on how you count the phases of her life. She felt called to serve God and the church in a new way by becoming a Methodist pastor in 2015 and applying her skills and experience to serving God and neighbor.
One of her favorite Bible verses comes from the Book of Micah, when the people of Israel were wondering what God wanted from them. "Do justice, act with mercy, and walk humbly with God." Anna-Lisa has tried to live by this verse through being a city manager, running nonprofits that serve low-income people, adopting a special needs twelve-year-old child, and providing financial services to churches and nonprofits.
Besides spiritual stuff, Anna-Lisa loves to binge-watch TV shows, crochet, camp, and play guitar and ukelele. She is married to Park Hunter, a pastor at Onalaska United Methodist Church, and has three adult children: Cameron, Anna and Erick.
Lay Leader, Leadership Team
Leadership Team, Lay, Delegate, Office Manager, Donations Manager
Leadership Team Chairperson
"Having been raised in the church and a member of many different congregations over the years, I see Bridges as the fresh face of the message of Jesus for the world. The two great commandments of “Love God” and “Love your neighbor” are our guiding forces for good.”
Serve Team Loan Project
"I love our church downtown, especially the manageability and versatility of our building. I appreciate and love each and every member in it. We are all disciples in Christ. Amen.”
A. B. Culver
"I joined Wesley Methodist church (now named Bridges) in 1956, at the age of 29 and turned 93 on 13th November 2020. I was a teacher of Health and Exercise Science for 38 years. "
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