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Lisa Presley

Congregational Life Consultant

MidAmerica Region in Congregational Life

Email: lpresley@uua.org

Telephone: (248) 514-5458

Rev. Lisa Presley

Rev. Dr. Lisa Presley

MidAmerica Region Congregational Life Consultant

Lisa Presley is a life-long Unitarian Universalist who was an active lay leader before entering our ministry in 1991. As a lay leader she was board president, board member, worship associate, stewardship campaign chair, religious education teacher, bookkeeper, secretary, and shoveled the snow as well as many other "duties as assigned". She has served congregations as interim minister (Calgary AB, Rochester MI, Naperville IL, San Rafael CA), and as settled minister (Southfield MI). Her work for first the Heartland District and now the MidAmerica Region includes mentoring, teaching, and working with congregations in all aspects of congregational life. For MidAmerica she is a "deep generalist" working across the spectrum of congregational issues, while taking as her "deep" areas include areas of safe congregations, the UUA Disaster Relief Fund, and working toward greater intercultural competency in our congregations. She lives in Kalamazoo, MI, with her partner, their cat Squash, and their dog Teddy.

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MidAmerica COVID-19 Webinar

Lisa Presley

A webinar led Tuesday, March 10th by MidAmerica Region UUA staff on COVID-19 response
Radically Welcoming

Lisa Presley

Radically welcoming of various diversities, including neurodiversity: Leaders understand that what they might want may not be what others want, and they...
Knows Self

Lisa Presley

Knows self, and handles their own anxiety: Leaders know where their buttons are, and know how to manage their own anxiety; they recognize that anxiety...
Culturally Competent

Lisa Presley

Culturally competent: Leaders are aware, or becoming aware, that much in their world is based on cultural assumptions of the dominant groups, rather tha...

LeaderLab

Afterpastor

Lisa Presley

From LeaderLab
In After Pastor congregations where trust has been compromised, boundaries and policies are often blurred.
Zoom Polling for Congregational Meetings

Lisa Presley

From LeaderLab
A case study of how the Zoom polling function worked for the MidAmerica Regional Assembly as a way to vote virtually.
Got New Staff? Set Them Up For Success!

Jan Gartner, Lisa Presley

From LeaderLab
Get your new employees off to a healthy, happy start every time! Learn about formal administrative onboarding for welcoming and orienting staff/
Radically Welcoming Leadership

Lisa Presley, MidAmerica Region of the UUA

From LeaderLab
Leaders understand that what they might want may not be what others want, and they are open to learning and understanding how the world is different for...
Self-Knowing Leadership

Lisa Presley, MidAmerica Region of the UUA

From LeaderLab
Leaders know where their buttons are, and know how to manage their own anxiety; they recognize that anxiety serves little purpose in moving a congregati...
Culturally Competent Leadership

Lisa Presley, MidAmerica Region of the UUA

From LeaderLab
Leaders are aware, or becoming aware, that much in their world is based on cultural assumptions of the dominant groups, rather than simply “the way...

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