Meet Our Team

Faith Matters Network staff is made up of bold and spiritually rooted leaders whose work is inspired by womanist values. Among our team members are community organizers, chaplains, activists, ordained clergy, spiritual seekers, authors, facilitators, and many other identities that reflect our network. Combined they bring decades of experience in both spiritual care and healing justice and love collaborating with one another to bring you the best program offerings with intention and care.


Rev. Dr. Sushama Austin-Connor

Chief Program Officer

Rev. Jen Bailey

Founder & Executive Director

Danyelle Duckett

Administrative Coordinator

Rev. Margaret Ernst

Director of Learning & Integration

Ristina Gooden

Associate Director of Spiritual Innovation

Brittney Jackson

Chief Operating Officer

Victoria Litardo

Director of Storytelling & Strategic Communications

Casey Overton

Program Coordinator

Tyler Owens

Operations & Grant Manager

Rev. Dr. Gloria A. Winston

Director of Spiritual Formation and Learning Journeys


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