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.

From Lisa Presley

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MidAmerica COVID-19 Webinar
A webinar led Tuesday, March 10th by MidAmerica Region UUA staff on COVID-19 response
Radically Welcoming
Radically welcoming of various diversities, including neurodiversity: Leaders understand that what they might want may not be what others want, and they...
Knows Self
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
Culturally competent: Leaders are aware, or becoming aware, that much in their world is based on cultural assumptions of the dominant groups, rather tha...


Less is More
From LeaderLab
We live in a "more is better" culture. Perhaps this is a time to be countercultural. Reset expectations, follow the energy, and give everyone a break.
“After Pastor” Congregations
From LeaderLab
In After Pastor congregations where trust has been compromised, boundaries and policies are often blurred.
Congregational Meetings on Zoom
From LeaderLab
We go over the basics of how to have a congregational meeting on Zoom, including registration options, polling options, and security controls.
Zoom Polling for Congregational Meetings
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!
From LeaderLab
Get your new employees off to a healthy, happy start every time! Learn about formal administrative onboarding for welcoming and orienting staff/
Safe Congregations: Where to Begin
From LeaderLab
Safe Congregations: Where to Begin

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