Olivia Smith

Interim Convener

Olivia Smith is back from studying the African Diaspora in Cuba and is now acting as the interim Convener during John's 3-month sabbatical (click link to find out more). Olivia started as a summer intern in 2015 and was quickly embraced by the congregation and then served as an Associate Convener until she left to go on a spiritual odyssey - and now she's back! 

Olivia was raised by two communities, her father’s church located in Chicago’s Western Suburbs and South Seattle. The convergence of these communities evokes in her a fight for liberation that takes action at the intersection of faith and organizing. 

Get to know Olivia more through her writing at lividcompassion.wordpress.com.