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About Lisa

LISA G. FISCHBECK is an Episcopal priest with experience in established and new church settings. She was the launching vicar of the Episcopal Church of the Advocate in Chapel Hill, NC, known for its engaging and thoughtful liturgy and for its creative community engagement.

​Fischbeck is also a co-founder of the Pee Wee Homes ( working to create dignified, affordable, tiny homes in caring community for and with people transitioning out of homelessness. She is ever on the lookout for opportunities for the church to collaborate with individuals and organizations in the wider community, working together to provide dignified dwelling places for individuals and families.

Fischbeck is the author of Behold What You Are: Becoming the Body of Christ (Church Publishing, April 2021) and numerous articles and blog posts within and beyond the Episcopal Church. She currently serves as Associate Priest at St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Durham, NC.

Churches Expanding Hospitality to Provide Supportive Housing


Churches across America are responding to the growing need for supportive and affordable housing by expanding their ministries of hospitality to provide homes on their sites. In large urban settings some are taking dramatic steps to build high-rise apartments hosting more than 100 dwellings. At the same time, small and medium sized churches in small cities and towns are finding ways to find a way to get involved in their particular settings.

Thanks to a grant from the Louisville Institute, I will be spending 18 months in 2024 - 2025 researching and documenting up to ten of these smaller churches that have found a way to be creative with what they have in order to host supportive and affordable housing.  ...

Behold What You Are is written to open the possibilities of liturgy and liturgical awareness, in the church and of the church, Sunday by Sunday, season by season.

Behold What You Are 
Becoming the Body of Christ

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