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Greetings! I am Rev. Emily Meyer, Director of the Ministry Lab.

I am an ordained pastor in the ELCA. I have served congregations in suburban, ex-urban and rural Minnesota. I interned in touristy Seaside, OR and served as pastor of the Lutheran retreat center, Holden Village (2003-2005). Most recently, I created and served as director of Confirmation Reformation, a multi-congregational Affirmation of Baptism program for Minneapolis and St Paul Area ELCA congregations. In each setting I have been blessed to work alongside creative, wise and innovative church folk. And in each setting I have experienced the challenges of doing “something new” or “something different”.

My career has not been solely ELCA-oriented:

  • I obtained my second Masters (MART) from United Theological Seminary (2009);
  • received certification for Contemplative Prayer Small Group and Retreat Leadership from Shalem Institute (Washington, DC; 2011);
  • and Mindfulness Facilitator training from Mindful Schools (2017).
  • I have written and directed Christmas pageants, shared in confirmation programming, and co-facilitated a Meditation and Contemplative Practices group for my neighborhood UCC congregation (Linden Hills UCC, Minneapolis);
  • and prepared, led worship and preached for other UCC congregations.
  • I have spent the last six years serving as the Costume Director for Southwest High School in Minneapolis, where I have also taught Mindfulness and Dance.

Contact me at: ministrylab@unitedseminary.edu or 651.894.2927 to make an appointment or share ideas.

I look forward to working with you!

Peace, Emily