Lisa Cressman

Priest, Preacher, Author, Speaker & Mentor


The vision for Backstory Preaching woke the Rev’d Dr. Lisa Cressman in the middle of the night, and she’s been trying to keep up with the Holy Spirit ever since. She is Backstory Preaching’s Founding Steward, sharing insights from more than 25 years as an Episcopal priest, preacher, spiritual director, and retreat leader.

She is the author of The Gospel People Don’t Want to Hear: Preaching Challenging Messages, Backstory Preaching: Integrating Life, Spirituality, and Craft, and Craft an Effective Sermon by Friday, a guest preacher, preaching instructor, and keynote speaker.

Lisa is a Certified Daring Way® Facilitator, holds a BS in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an M.Div. from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, CA., and a D.Min. in Practical Theology from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, IN.

Her hope for you is simple but profound: that you will preach with your whole life.

Have questions? Chat with Lisa for expert advice, insider tips, and talk about next steps in a FREE 30 minute virtual coffee break. Schedule My Free Consultation

Get the time-saving worksheets from Lisa’s presentation, “Seven Simple Shifts to Save Hours on Sermon Prep Every Week“.

Come meet Lisa at Backstory Preaching’s table in the Atrium!

Sessions with Lisa Cressman

Festival of Homiletics
2481 Como Ave
St Paul MN 55108
fax: 651-641-3531