United Theological Seminary

Anita Bradshaw

Adjunct Professor

The Rev. Anita L. Bradshaw, Ph.D., is one of the Associate Conference Ministers of the Minnesota Conference of the United Church of Christ. She has served as a parish pastor and an interim pastor, as well as a consultant and professor. She holds an M.Div. and an S.T.M. in theological ethics from Yale University and a Ph.D. from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Her fields of study were systematic theology and congregational life and leadership.

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.   

In addition, Anita 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.


Ph.D. Systematic Theology and Congregational Studies, Luther Seminary
S.T.M. Emphasis in Theological Ethics, Yale University Divinity School
M.Div., Yale University Divinity School
B.A., James Madison University