Vestry Bio – Lisa Kiriakidis

Lisa Kiriakidis has been attending St. Luke’s since 2015, and she is proud to say her parents were married here in June 1951. One year after their marriage, they moved to Northern California where Lisa and her two sisters were raised. They returned to Southern California when Lisa was fifteen, and she has lived in this area ever since. She graduated from Temple City High School and USC, and raised her son and daughter in Arcadia, before moving to Monrovia in 2008.

Lisa is an attorney, and a certified specialist in family law. In addition to litigation, she has a mediation practice and is collaboratively trained, trying to look for peaceful solutions in all of her cases. She enjoys being involved in the Pasadena legal community as the vice-president of the Pasadena Bar Association and the chairperson of the Family Law section. She also coordinates the Daily Settlement Officer program for the Pasadena Superior court family law departments, which offer free mediation every court day.

Lisa is also the exuberantly proud grandmother of four-month-old Bodhi James Goodwin. When she is not driving to Huntington Beach to spend time with him and his mother and father, she enjoys hula and ukulele lessons, camping, reading, traveling and taking cooking classes.

She is very happy to be part of the warm and welcoming St. Luke’s community.