I am the Founder/Executive Director of The People’s Justice Council and a licensed and ordained UCC Minister. I pastor Rush Memorial Congregational UCC in Atlanta, GA and the Environmental Justice Representative for the Southeast Conference of the United Church of Christ.
My academic journey began at Beulah Heights University where I graduated May 2008 with an undergraduate in Biblical Education and Leadership. I was accepted to and began attending The Interdenominational Theological Center where he earned a Master of Divinity Degree in 2011. Due to my understanding of the role of a pastor I completed five units of Clinical Pastoral Education at The Atlanta VA Medical Center and AnMed Health Hospital in Anderson, SC. In May of 2016 I graduated from Terry School of Business MBA program at the University of Georgia. In October of 2017 I completed a post master’s human resource management course at Cornell University. I completed the Convergence Leader Project with the Center for Progressive Renewal in spring of 2019.
I am an impassioned faith leader who sees Climate Change as a moral emergency, and environmental justice as the remedy. I believe that the only way we achieve this is through building power from the grassroots up. The People’s Justice Council does this through education and advocacy from a faith-based perspective. I am interfaith and interdisciplinary in my approach when organizing and advocating for justice. It is my passion to shape the narrative around Environmental Justice and Climate Change in a way that it calls all our attention to a sense of urgency so that the masses become environmentally conscious.