Elizabeth Denlinger Reaves
Elizabeth Denlinger Reaves, Summit Director and Intern Program Director, has been a member of the Sojourners staff since 2007. She is called to share God’s love with those around her through her gifts in administration, management, and spiritual discernment. Elizabeth has held several positions with Sojourners, including campaign director and deputy director for policy and outreach. She currently works in conference planning and staff development with the chief operating officer.
Prior to coming to Sojourners, Elizabeth served as assistant policy director and conference director at the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, the leading organization for raising awareness and research funding of the disease. She has also worked at Drinker, Biddle, and Reath, LLP as a government relations associate and with International Justice Mission as a short-term HR contractor.
Originally from the Sunshine State, Elizabeth graduated from the University of Florida where she served on the Women’s Leadership Council and produced the annual Women’s Leadership Conference. She is a Girl Scout Gold Award recipient and is a professional clogging dancer. As an entertainer, she has performed in Costa Rica, Brazil, and across the southeast United States representing this folk dance tradition.
Elizabeth lives with her husband Scott in Washington, D.C., where they attend Washington Community Fellowship church, a multidenominational, evangelical congregation. She enjoys debates at small group, baking, and perusing local farmers markets.