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Lisa Presley

Congregational Life Consultant

MidAmerica Region in Congregational Life


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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Safe from Harm

Patricia Infante, Lisa Presley

From LeaderLab
This webinar will introduce you to resources to prepare and respond to a variety of situations that put your community at risk. We’ll touch on how to...
Before Disaster Strikes

Lisa Presley, Julie Taylor, MidAmerica Region of the UUA

From LeaderLab
Learn from Rev. Julie Taylor, a member of the UU Trauma Response Ministry, and Rev. Lisa Presley, MidAmerica Staff person and responder, as they discuss...
Ten Good Ideas About Effective Governance

Ian Evison, Lisa Presley, MidAmerica Region of the UUA

From LeaderLab
Many of our most committed leaders have sat in congregational board meetings and said to themselves “there must be a better way to do this work”! Many new people have volunteered to do simple task...

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Volunteers: Best Practices

Lisa Presley

From MidAmerica Events
Webinar video: how best to gain, support and retain your volunteers.
Congregations and Safety

Lisa Presley

From MidAmerica Events
How to help improve safety in your congregation: are you prepared for natural and/or human created difficulties and disasters?
Roberts Rules and Meeting Management

Lisa Presley

From MidAmerica Events
Webinar video: Question our assumptions, include everyone, and choose how we decide.
Board Responsibilities

Lisa Presley

From MidAmerica Events
Webinar video: Board members - the difference between fiduciary, strategic and generative responsibilities.

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