Lisa Solwold , MA, BCC

Lead Chaplain

Lisa Solwold Biography and Information

Photo portraift of Lisa Solwold

Lisa Solwold joined Baptist Health in 2017. She serves as the Lead Chaplain for Baptist Beaches. Prior to her role at Baptist Beaches, Lisa served as staff chaplain at Wolfson Children’s Hospital for the Pediatric ICU, Trauma, and neuro med-surge units.

Lisa has an undergraduate degree in fashion design from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. She spent several years as an artist and designer in the fashion and textile industry before branching out as an independent product developer of spiritual and personal growth products. As an artist, Lisa was also able to volunteer extensively with the Alzheimer's Association and Make-A-Wish organizations, providing custom illustrations for their annual fund-raising galas.

Lisa earned a Master of Science in Pastoral Care from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. Following the completion of Swedenborgian Ministry Studies from the Center for Swedenborgian Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, Lisa was ordained as a minister in the Swedenborgian Church of North America.

Lisa completed an initial unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) in St Paul, Minnesota as an intern and a 4-unit Chaplain Residency program at Baptist Medical Center, during which she served as chaplain on the Palliative Interdisciplinary Team and adult oncology units. Lisa is board certified through, and a member of the Association of Professional Chaplains, as well as a member of the Spiritual Care Association. She holds a Grief Educator Certification through the David Kessler Training organization.

Lisa's interest in holistic healing disciplines has fueled 30 years of studies in alternative medicine and spiritual practices, including certification in Macrobiotics, and practitioner training in subtle energy clearing, Esoteric Healing and Chinese Face Reading.

Lisa and her husband, Henry, live in Jacksonville, Florida. They have five adult children, all of whom live too far away.