Home > For NAD Pastors > Pastor Life > Women Clergy > Women Clergy Tell Their Stories >
.
Debbie Eisele
.
Listen to Debbie's Story

As of April 2012, Debbie, in her 11th year as a pastor at Sligo Church in Takoma Park, Maryland, finds her job description in Isaiah 50:4: “The Almighty Lord will teach me what to say so I will know how to encourage weary people. Morning
after morning He will wake me to listen like a student.” Debbie served for 15 years in volunteer youth ministry, including a year in Liberia as a student missionary and additional work in Papua New Guinea, Fiji, and Australia. Because the interaction with youth was so satisfying, she decided to build on her undergraduate degree in psychology—fusing her passion for human development and faith development in a master’s degree in religion and youth ministry from La Sierra University.
Together with her husband, Herbert, Debbie loves to travel and go for long walks. The couple has two grown children, Ilse and Marcel, and two grandchildren, Ben and Evan.