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Week of Compassion welcomes Alexis Vaughan to new staff role
The Rev. Alexis Vaughan joins Week of Compassion as Managing Director, Domestic Operations. Alexis will play a crucial role in furthering the mission of Week of Compassion, overseeing the day-to-day activities, serving as team leader and strategist for operations to deepen Week of Compassion’s commitment to efficient response and faithful stewardship.
Alexis comes to Week of Compassion as the Managing Director with a breadth of experience working for wholeness in a fragmented world. She holds a BA in Biological Anthropology from Duke University and a Master of Divinity from the University of Chicago Divinity School as a Disciples Divinity House Scholar. An ordained Disciples minister, Alexis has pastored congregations in the Washington, DC area and is one of the founding clergy of the Congregation Action Network, an interfaith organization dedicated to building community and political power for immigrant and refugee communities in the greater Washington DC area.
Prior to joining Week of Compassion, Alexis served as the inaugural Director of Racial Equity Initiatives at Interfaith America, where she developed programs that amplified the stories of interfaith cooperation within communities of color that have shaped American culture and policy. She also served as the social justice coordinator for the National Benevolent Association, where she convened one of the Peer Learning & Wellness Groups for Disciples leaders of color involved in contemporary ministry and social justice movements.
Alexis lives in Chicago and enjoys watching tennis and Duke basketball, discussing television, walking outside, and being wherever exotic animals are.
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