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Juliet Vedral

Press Secretary

Juliet Vedral is the press secretary for Sojourners.

As a pastors’ kid, pastor’s sister, and pastors’ niece, Juliet spent several years running away from faith, church, and/or work in the faith-based sector, but didn’t cover much ground due to her habit of wearing five-inch heels.

Prior to coming to Sojourners, she was an editorial assistant at the New York Times Syndicate and served as a professional Christian at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in the areas of outreach and prayer. According to her former boss, she loves “talking to people about Jesus and talking to Jesus about people,” but really, she just enjoys talking in general.

Juliet holds a BA in media studies from Queens College (CUNY) and an MPA from the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University. During her “study times” at SIPA, she honed the skills that would carry her far in life: the art of the status update, pithy tweets, and writing about herself in the third person.

Juliet is a member of Church of the Advent, located in Columbia Heights and calls Mount Pleasant home. She is a third-generation New Yorker, but has fallen in love with Washington, DC—despite the lack of a really good bagel and schmear.

Blog Posts by Juliet Vedral

Posted by Juliet Vedral 4 weeks 1 day ago
Let those who boast, boast in this, that they understand and know me, that I am the Lord; I act with steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth, for in these things I delight, says the...
Posted by Juliet Vedral 6 weeks 1 day ago
Seven years ago this week, I had my “come to Jesus” moment.That’s not to say that over the past few years I haven’t had many experiences in which I’ve come away wondering “did I ever really believe...
Posted by Juliet Vedral 13 weeks 1 day ago
(Spoiler—and imperfect analogy — alert to anyone who wasn’t able to sneak these books when they were pre-teens)If there was one book series that defined my childhood/pre-adolescence, it would be V.C...
Posted by Juliet Vedral 13 weeks 6 days ago
Author’s note: If you know me, you’d know that that I think the most important thing (of the things we worship ) is Jesus. And you’d also know that I love Arrested Development, with almost the...
Posted by Juliet Vedral 19 weeks 3 days ago
I love talking. According to my mother, I started making babbling noises at three weeks old and haven’t really stopped since. I love words and I love to use them — particularly in writing, tweeting,...

Articles by Juliet Vedral

Christians step up for modern-day "orphans in their distress."