Lisa Rhodes, MSW, MDiv, DMin
Practical Theology, Director, RISE Together: Women of Color in Ministry
Rev. Dr. Lisa Rhodes is the executive director of the RISE Together, a female mentorship network that connects women of color seminary students to experienced women ministers, senior pastors, faculty and community leaders. Lisa came to Union after 16 years as Dean of the Chapel at Spelman College, and Director of the Sisters Center for WISDOM (Women in Spiritual Discernment of Ministry), a Center of Distinction she envisioned and led at Spelman for 14 years. Prior to her work and ministry with black female college students, Lisa served as an assistant pastor at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA. She has also served as a program manager for two historically black seminaries, Payne Theological Seminary, in Wilberforce, Ohio, and the Interdenominational Theological Center, in Atlanta, GA. Lisa’s degrees include an MSW from the University of Maryland, MDiv from the Candler School of Theology, and DMin from Union Presbyterian Seminary.