Week One June 23 - 30, 2018

The Rev. Dr. Anita L. Bradshaw


The Rev. Anita L. Bradshaw, Ph.D. is a consultant, theologian, pastor, trainer, and teacher working with congregations, judicatories, denominations, and non-profits. She has served as a parish pastor, an interim pastor and an interim denominational executive, as well as a consultant. She is currently finishing as the Transitional Pastor at St. Luke Presbyterian Church in Minnetonka, MN through the Lutheran-Reformed agreement. She is ordained in the United Church of Christ and a member of Mayflower Community Congregational United Church of Christ in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

She is the author of Change and Conflict in Your Congregation (Even If You Hate Both) published by SkyLight Paths Publishing. She has also taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels at several different schools, including Yale University Divinity School, The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University, and Hartford Seminary.  

            She holds an M.Div. and an S.T.M. from Yale University in theology and a Ph.D. from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Her fields of study were systematic theology and congregational leadership and life.

            In addition, Ms. Bradshaw has been an activist and educator in urban and social justice ministries.  In 1999, she was awarded a Coffin-Forsberg Fellowship at Yale Divinity School in recognition of her work in those areas.  Aside from her professional interests, she is actively involved in the arts.  She was an incorporating board member of Opera Americana and has sung with One Voice Mixed Chorus, as well as serving on their Board of Directors.