Lisa Sharon Harper

Lisa Sharon HarperLisa Sharon Harper serves as Sojourners Chief Church Engagement Officer. A prolific speaker, writer and activist, Ms. Harper is the author of several books, including the critically acclaimed, The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong can be Made Right, an exploration of God’s intent for the wholeness of all relationships in light of today’s headlines. Ms. Harper fasted for 22 days as a core faster with the 2013 immigration reform Fast for Families and trained and catalyzed evangelicals in St. Louis and Baltimore to engage the 2014 push for justice in Ferguson and the 2015 healing process in Baltimore. A columnist at Sojourners Magazine and an Auburn Theological Seminary Senior Fellow, Ms. Harper is regularly featured on Sojourners Blog, in The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, and Relevant Magazine. In 2015 The Huffington Post recognized her as one of “50 Powerful Women Religious Leaders to Celebrate on International Women’s Day.” Most recently, Relevant Magazine recognized The Very Good Gospel as one of “Six Books that Will Change the Way You See the World” and Ms. Harper as one of “Seven Leaders to Follow in 2017.” She is in the ordination process with the Evangelical Covenant Church.