Lisa Capozzoli has joined King-Bruwaert House as Chaplain of the Burr Ridge-based senior living community. Most recently, Capozzoli served as the Visitation and Care Pastor for Christ Church of Oak Brook. At Christ Church, she provided leadership and pastoral care to the well-known Greenhouse Community that serves older adults of the congregation. She is a long-term member of the church.
Capozzoli also led the development, training and mentoring of the Stephen Ministry program at Christ Church, helping parishioners and the community with personal and professional transitions. In addition, she served as preacher for several services and led both memorial and funeral services.
As Director of Caring and Community for Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, Capozzoli provided care and leadership to the parish, working with hospitality teams and participating in community outreach. She also welcomed new members and developed and led a Prayer Ministry worship service.
Capozzoli’s extensive work experience includes serving as an award-winning Accounting professor and Program Coordinator at the College of DuPage for 20 years. She developed the college’s accounting curriculum for classroom, online and hybrid delivery formats and hired/managed 27 full-time and part-time faculty members. Prior to working at the College of DuPage, she was an accomplished accounting instructor at DePaul University where she also served on several committees and provided mentoring and advising to Honors Accounting students.
Capozzoli holds a Master of Divinity degree from the Northern Theological Seminary in Lombard. She earned a Master of Accountancy and a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from DePaul University.
A strong supporter of the arts, Capozzoli grew up in Seattle and studied ballet and piano at an early age. After high school, she joined and toured with several professional ballet companies, including the Joffrey Ballet, Chicago Ballet and Boston Ballet. She and her husband, John, continue to enjoy music, dance and stage performances.
As Chaplain, she will lead the Sunday morning church service at King-Bruwaert House. She will also host Bible Study classes and write a weekly inspirational resident newsletter that focuses on scripture and worship.