Rev. Anita Bradshaw, Ph.D.

The Rev. Anita L. Bradshaw, Ph.D. is a consultant, theologian, pastor, trainer, and teacher working with congregations, judicatories, denominations, and non-profits. She taught at Yale University Divinity School, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, Augsburg College, The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University, University of St. Francis, Eden Theological Seminary, University of Wisconsin – River Falls, and Hartford Seminary.  

            She served previously as director of supervised ministries at Yale Divinity School, as well as professional staff in several non-profit and governmental organizations. 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 studies.

            She has served as a parish pastor, an interim pastor and an interim denominational executive, as well as a consultant. She is currently 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. She is the author of Change and Conflict in Your Congregation (Even If You Hate Both) published by SkyLight Paths Publishing.

            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.