Leisha Tays , CYF (Children, Youth & Family) Innovator
Phone 763-434-6117 ext. 131
Email Leisha Tays, firstname.lastname@example.org
Leisha has been a lifelong member at Our Saviour’s – since birth. She joined the OSLC staff as Director of Confirmation and Youth Ministry on August 12, 2018. In 2021, Leisha’s role transitioned to CYF Innovator.
Leisha has five kids: Alex, Jared, Julia, Caleb and Christella. In addition, her family has a cat named Smokey Joe, guinea pigs named Pancakes and Waffles, and their big dog Copper.
Before joining the Our Saviour’s staff, Leisha worked in Youth and Family Ministry for 13 years after graduating from Augsburg University with her degree in Youth and Family Ministry. The five years prior to joining the Our Saviour’s staff she worked in the non-profit world in a treatment center for adults with severe and persistent mental illness, and then at an organization that served homeless youth in the west metro.
Leisha’s passions include family, fostering relationships, youth ministry, music, sports, camping, and traveling.
It may surprise you that Leisha has visited more than 10 countries, 5 of which were for choir tours that she sang in. She also sang in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the State Theater with Donny Osmond when she was 12! Music is a passion of Leisha’s!
If she could spend a free day doing anything she wanted, “I would spend it with my family camping. No electronics. We would swim, hike, talk, fish, play games, cook our meals together, and talk around the campfire.”