Among our neighbors in every community, large or small, are those who do not have homes. Sometimes they are visible. Often they are invisible. They have unique needs, and they are beloved by God. Ministering to our neighbors without homes presents unique opportunities and challenges. On Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 11:30 am Superintendent Jeff Rainwater welcomes Rev. Alisa Lasater Wailoo to Vital Conversations. Rev. Wailoo has helped lead several successful ministries for the homeless in our nation’s capital.
Rev. Alisa Lasater Wailoo, an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church, loves serving as the Lead Pastor of Capitol Hill UMC where she has had this blessing since 2008. She’s had the joy of supporting Capitol Hill UMC as they have grown their “Food and Friendship” ministry that now offers 15,000 meals a year, hosts 1500 youth volunteers from around the country, and builds friendship that changes lives of unhoused individuals and housed neighbors. She’s a certified mentor for individuals going through the United Methodist ordination process and facilitates groups of provisional ordinands for the Baltimore-Washington Conference. She also serves as one of the on-call chaplains for the House of Representatives, offering the prayer to Congress when the US Chaplain is away. Racial reconciliation and helping young adults find their callings are among her priorities in ministry. Above all, she’s passionate about welcoming ALL and helping tear down “human-made” barriers we construct with God and our neighbors.