Lisa (Ossinger) Lohnes
Associate of Arts, Class of 1985
What have you been up to since you left Crandall University?
I attended Crandall (Atlantic Baptist College) from 1983-1985 and graduated in 1985 with an Associate of Arts diploma. Because ABC did not offer all the great options Crandall does now, I enrolled at Mount Allison University and received a BA in 1987. I started dating my amazing husband, Peter during my second year at ABC. We have 6 awesome adult children: Joshua who is married to Alexis, Kylah, who is currently a Masters of Theological Studies in Community Development student, Noah who is married to Jessie, both of whom attended Crandall, and Emily who is currently a student at Crandall.
Over the years I have served alongside and supported my husband in pastoral ministry. During those years, I have been blessed to meet some gifted women of God through serving in various leadership roles with Atlantic Baptist Women, Canadian Baptist Women and Baptist Women of North America. Many have come alongside and mentored me as we have fellowshipped and served together. Attending global conferences and being part of CBM SENT teams have also connected me with some remarkable Christ followers in several parts of the world.
Currently, I am privileged to be serving as the Executive Director of Atlantic Baptist Women and to be studying part time at Acadia Divinity College.
How did Crandall prepare you for the future?
When I began attending Atlantic Baptist College, I was in need of fellowship with other young adult Christ followers. I am very grateful that the Lord led me to ABC and for the work of the Holy Spirit in my life through the people I met and the experiences I had. It has been foundational to my continued spiritual growth.
The academic standards and teaching at ABC also well prepared me for further education. I clearly remember three of my professors at Mount Allison commenting on the academic excellence they found in students from ABC.