Rev. Alexia Salvatierra
February 19-23, 2013
Rev. Alexia Salvatierra is an ordained Pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in American. She was the Executive Director of Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice for eleven years and then the first director of CLUE-CA, a statewide alliance of religious leaders who come together to respond to the crisis of working poverty. Before her work with CLUE-CA, Alexia founded multiple programs and organizations, including a gang prevention program for at-risk immigrant youth in Fresno and migrant farmworker camps in Watsonville. In the Philippines, she trained urban poor women in Manila to serve as chaplains to their neighbors. Rev. Salvatierra has taught at Vanguard and Biola Universities in Orange County and New York Theological Seminary in New York, as well as spoken at many other universities and colleges. She has received many awards including the Changemaker award from the Liberty Hill Foundation, the Stanton Fellowship from the Durfee Foundation, the Amos Award from Sojourners, and the Giants of Justice Award from CLUE LA. She is currently writing a book on Faith-Rooted Organizing for Intervarsity Press and consulting with national organizations. She is also the Director of Justice Ministries for the Southwest California Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.