Elizabeth Denlinger Reaves

Summit Director

Elizabeth Denlinger Reaves, Summit 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 intern director, campaign director and deputy director for policy and outreach. She currently leads The Summit for Change: World Change through Faith and Justice, a leadership initiative of Sojourners.

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 HR contractor.

Originally from the Sunshine State, Elizabeth graduated from the University of Florida where she produced the annual Women’s Leadership Conference. She is a Girl Scout Gold Award recipient and 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 and family in Washington, D.C., where they attend Washington Community Fellowship church, a multidenominational, evangelical congregation. She enjoys gardening, baking, and perusing local farmers markets.

Posts By This Author

What Did Sojourners Activists Do in 2010?

Half a million messages. That's how many our most engaged Sojourners activists sent on behalf of important justice issues in 2010.

Do We Need Truth and Civility Past Election Day? Yes We Do.

Well, we made it to Election Day -- time to pack up the ol' Truth and Civility campaign until the next election

Reel Images of Immigration: Additional Films

Voices from the Gulf: Victims of the BP Oil Spill Respond

The God’s Politics blog launched “Voices From the Gulf” — a series of blo

A Pledge to the Next Generation

We are witnessing a massive despoiling of God's creation that will impact ecosystems for generations. Our response must think that far ahead as well -- to our children and our children's children.

Gulf Oil Spill: Watching a Disaster Unfold with a Log in My Eye

Watching a disaster unfold on the news is always heartbreaking, but when it occurs in your hometown and you are far away, it can be debilitating.

Seeking Justice for Haiti's Oppressed, Orphans, and Widows

"Seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the widow." Isaiah 1:17

Paying Attention to Climate Change

Unlike the health-care debate, which touches each and every person in our country on the basic premise of their own, personal health, the issue of climate change can seem easy to dismiss as too scientific, too technical, or too boring for the average person to spend much time thinking about.

Honduran Coup Government Showing Sensitivity to U.S. Pressure -- More is Needed

While the United States remains focused on health-care reform and back-to-school activities, the impact of the Honduras coup in June continues, much out of the popular media.

Join Today's National Teleconference on Health-Care Reform with President Obama

Tonight Sojourners, along with 40 other faith groups, will host a national teleconference with President Obama about health care.