Rev. Lura Lisa Wall (UUMS 2015) is a nominee for this year’s prestigious “Remarkable Woman of the Year” by NBC, Local 33, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for her outstanding contributions toward making the Greater Baton Rouge community even greater. This honor is the result of her dedicated service to Unity Baton Rouge (UBR) and other faith-based organizations as a delegate with the Interfaith Federation of Baton Rouge, and her tireless efforts in sharing her time, talents, and treasures with various community services, including Families Helping Families, Friendship Force Baton Rouge, and Volunteers In Public Schools (VIPS). Rev. Lura Lisa also works with Together Baton Rouge (TBR) by hosting TBR House Meetings at Unity of Baton Rouge, and she is in the process of expanding her involvement with COPE (Communities Organizing for Power through Empathy), a joint effort between Louisiana State University’s School of Social Work and Unity of Baton Rouge.
Rev. Lura Lisa says she was blessed with an opportunity to lead Unity Baton Rouge in helping fund a much-needed water well to be restored to working order in Obadan, Ghana in 2023.

In 2020, Rev. LuraLisa started the Racial Equity Ministry (REM) at Unity in 2020 as an outgrowth of the Reimagine Louisiana initiative begun by then-Gov. John Bel Edwards and Together Louisiana. The purpose of the Reimagine program was for predominantly African American congregations to join with predominantly Caucasian congregations (on Zoom) to initiate greater understanding across cultures and communities in Louisiana.

Rev. Lura Lisa considers it a blessing that she was able to lead Unity of Baton Rouge in helping to fund the restoration of a much-needed water well in Obadan, Ghana in 2023.

In late 2023, the REM of UBR joined Courageous Conversations, a program led by Rev. SandraCampbell, Executive Director of Rev. Wall’s Seminary Alma Mater, Unity Urban Ministerial
School.. Courageous Conversations is currently involved in, among other concerns, bringing greater equity for minorities into the judicial and prison systems and bringing former
inmates out to tell their life stories leading into and out of incarceration.

Rev. Lura Lisa is profoundly grateful for the opportunity to have done federal and state prison ministry work, educating her in one of the best Christian trainings. She credits early volunteer work with CACTUS (Community Action Council of Tulane University Students) – bailing visitors to Mardi Gras out of jail – for opening her to the joy involved in prison ministry. After putting herself through Tulane undergrad and Tulane Law School on scholarships and loans, Lura Lisa won the Teacher of the Year Award as an Instructor of Paralegal Studies at Tulane University College.

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