Luke Horner joined the Sojourners development team in October 2011 as the Assistant Director of Major Gifts. His responsibilities focus on the Change Makers and Movement Builders within the Sojourners Stewardship Community, as well as Sojourner’s new Church Fundraising and Planned Giving programs.
Prior to joining the Sojourners, Luke was a Development Associate for the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) where he focused on individual and foundation giving. Prior to his work with WOLA, Luke interned in the Washington offices of Witness for Peace and U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown. He also worked at The Underdog Café, a politically active coffee house in the eccentric town of Yellow Springs, Ohio, and has studied in Havana, Cuba; Quetzaltenango, Guatemala; and Beijing, China. During his time as an undergraduate, Luke received the Wittenberg Global Awareness Award from Wittenberg University in Ohio, where he graduated in 2006 with degrees in Political Science and Global Studies.
Born into a Mennonite family, Luke attended high school at the Freeman Academy in Freeman, South Dakota, where he first learned the centrality of peace and social justice to Jesus’s message.
Luke enjoys hiking with his wife in Shenandoah National Park, reading about current events, and pondering how much there is to learn about this world in which we live.
One the best of days, you’ll find Luke humming along to the lyrics of Madison-Green’s Departure:
His plans are enough for me
plans to love us, make us grow
and if he never gives me anything else,
it outta be enough to know
that it only is a matter of time
before I'll finally be in his presence:
thank God for blessed life