Karen Lattea joined the Sojourners staff as an Editorial Assistant in 1983, and served as Managing Editor, Executive Editor, and Chief Administrative Officer prior to her current position as VP/Chief Human Resources Officer. She focuses on staff hiring and retention, benefits administration, and the work of the Executive and Senior Leadership Teams. Karen holds a B.S. in Community Leadership and Development from Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts, and between graduating and beginning work at Sojourners, she worked as a community organizer in New Haven, Connecticut.
The Washington, D.C.-Baltimore, Maryland metropolitan area has been home to Karen since birth. She was raised United Methodist and was a member of Sojourners Community for 12 years. Outside of work, Karen stays well-informed with radio news during her commute and enjoys following the local music scene, visiting breweries, and figuring out who did it in a good mystery novel.
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We Need Your Prayers
It’s been a year of struggle and a year of rejoicing. We wanted to give you a glimpse into our lives here at Sojourners and also ask for your prayers. In particular, we hope that you will pray for our dear colleague and friend to many of us, Elizabeth Palmberg, or as many know her, “Zab.” You might have read some of her reporting or commentaries in the magazine or seen some of her videos about prayer, bread making, and other topics. If you’ve read the magazine or used one of our resources since Elizabeth arrived as an intern in 2002, you have likely seen something created, influenced, or just plain made better by Elizabeth.
Herbie Hancock on Striking the Wrong Chord
Solar Panels from 1979 Return to the White House
A Big Bite of the Blues
The Paradox of City Life
When I tell people I live in Washington, D.C., a common reply is, "I'm sorry to hear that."
In Her Own Words
For the Sake of Our Souls
Try to imagine civil rights marches without the spirituals or South African freedom without toi-toi.
Ready for the Road
Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton provide their own juice
A Walk Through Time
History was made in the movements for civil rights, feminism, and inner-city organizing while I was growing up in the 1960s.
Death and Danger
Lou Reed once said of his live performances: "It's really like going to a concert."
Hope for the Wary Heart
Gerald G. May rekindles hope in wary hearts
Years of Shared Wisdom
Our community spiritual director
Heroes for the Road
New frontier songs for the new year
The Rhythm of Bonnie's Blues
Bonnie Raitt's new offering tips her hand
Ending the Stigma and the Silence
What's in (publishing) a name?