The Common Good

Sandi Villarreal

Web Editor and Chief Digital Officer

Sandi Villarreal was born in San Antonio, Texas — one of six — and could regale you with facts about her home state.

She comes to Sojourners via stops in St. Louis, Chicago, and Minneapolis. She holds a BA in Journalism and Political Science from Baylor University and an MS in Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She has worked in book publishing, traditional newspaper journalism, online journalism, and non-profit community development.

Sandi is most interested in writing about the intersection of faith, politics, and culture, especially as it relates to the role of women both in our pews on Sundays and in our society in general.

Sandi is married to a Lutheran preacher from Arkansas and is a new mom to a beautiful baby girl. She enjoys wine tasting and watching the San Antonio Spurs.

Blog Posts by Sandi Villarreal

Posted by Sandi Villarreal 12 weeks 4 days ago
The Internet is a wonderful, fascinating, and disturbing place — a petri dish of The Fall characterized by opinion as truth. As the Web Editor of Sojourners, I spend more time than anyone has a right...
Posted by Sandi Villarreal 20 weeks 6 days ago
Zab experienced many highs and lows over the past nine years as she battled Hodgkins lymphoma and leukemia, but her talent and wit never waned — blessing each member of the staff, community, and our...
Posted by Sandi Villarreal 27 weeks 4 days ago
The hum of 24-hour “news” drones on in the background most of my days. I’m not quite sure what television media's version of “Breaking” means anymore, though what accompanies it is closer to this...
Posted by Sandi Villarreal 29 weeks 6 days ago
Today Vice President Joe Biden announced a series of new initiatives aimed at addressing sexual violence on college campuses and launched — a website that pools campus reporting...
Posted by Sandi Villarreal 34 weeks 5 days ago
I tend toward the “eat, drink, and be merry” life philosophy, popularized by the Bible, and also Dave Matthews Band. Growing up in a very large, very loud, very food-centric family in South...

Articles by Sandi Villarreal

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