Lisa Hezmalhalch

Lisa Hezmalhalch
Lisa Hezmalhalch B.S.
  • Retention Specialist
  • Student Experience Advocate



B.S.- Multnomah Bible College

Favorite Quote

"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." -Jim Elliot

Why I chose Multnomah

There really isn't a short answer for this, but I'll try to summarize. First, I applied because I liked that I was going to get to study the Bible and get a Bachelor's degree in that! So very cool! Second, after visiting the campus to see what it was like, I decided to attend because I saw the passion for the Lord that the students at the school had. I felt like I was among friends right away. I loved that no matter what we all were going to do in life, we were joined together because of our love for the Lord and His Word. I still LOVE that about this place!

What I love about Multnomah

Other than what I just mentioned above, I LOVE the community. I love that everyone knows everyone. It's like a big family (you know, with 550+ members). I didn't like it at first. I wanted to hide in the background and do my own thing. But the Lord had other plans! He used the community (students, staff and faculty) at Multnomah to grow and shape me in ways I never imagined.

The best part of my job

Spiritual Answer: I LOVE that I'm helping build the church and the body of Christ. It's always been my desire to serve the Lord in ministry anyway I could - and I'm doing that working here at Multnomah!
Fun answer: I get to travel and meet tons of interesting and cool people.

Advice for new Multnomah students

Learn to say ‘no'. If you don't learn this one you will over-book yourself and most likely burn out. Along with that, don't spend all your time studying. While studying needs to be a priority, if you don't make time to relax and just have fun, you will also probably burn out. Also, don't be afraid when the Lord starts to rock your world. Just go with it...He knows what's best!

Favorite book of the Bible

I actually love Lamentations. I had to do a project on it during one of my favorite classes here (Old Testament Biblical Theology with Dr. Ray Lubeck) and after reading it more times than I can count I saw that it wasn't as depressing as I had previously thought. Oh sure, it's no pleasure cruise, but when you hit chapter 3 verse 19 the book takes a turn towards hope. There is still pain all around, but there are these little glimpses of hope and truth. Man I love it!

Who I spend the most time with

I probably spend the most of my time with my housemates. I love to just chat with them about life, watch movies together, talk about the Bible (we have a Bible Study together with a few other amazing gals) and what the Lord is doing in our lives. Outside of my housemates, I spend time with my BFF Toni when she's not with her husband, with my mom who lives on the other side of Portland and at any Multnomah event I can make it too. I love the people on this campus!

States I've lived in and visited

  • Lived in: California and Oregon
  • Visited: Washington, Nevada, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Massachusetts and Virginia.

What I collect

Old Hymnals, Pressed Pennies from places I've been, 25 cent rings and a handful of other things. None of them are serious "collections." They're just for fun!

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