United Theological Seminary

Lisa Friedman

Adjunct Professor

Rev. Lisa Friedman is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister with over 25 years of experience in parish ministry throughout the Midwest. She currently serves as the Developmental Minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Minnetonka. A lifelong Unitarian Universalist from Western New York, Lisa has a passion for the importance of history to inform the present and a deep appreciation of the power of multi-generational congregations to transform our lives. She has previously taught history and polity at United and the MidAmerica Midwest Leadership School, and served as a Teaching Pastor and Modified Residency Advisor at Meadville/Lombard Theological School. Her liturgical writings have been published in How We Are Called, ed. Kirstie Anderson, and Lifting Our Voices: Reading in the Living Tradition. Her articles on history and theology have been published in the Religious Humanism Journal, the UU Christian Journal, and Meadville/Lombard’s Journal of Liberal Religion. She holds a B.A. in History/German Studies from Oberlin College and a M.Div. from Meadville/Lombard Theological School. She and her family have been an active part of the community in NE Minneapolis for the past seventeen years.


M.Div., Meadville Lombard Theological School
B.A. History/German Studies, Oberlin College