Lizzy Hoversten (she/her) is the donor services assistant at Sojourners.
A recent graduate of Augsburg University in Minneapolis Minn., Lizzy has focused on internal institutional advocacy work. In her role as a student advocate, she championed student needs, access issues, and equity within the institution by cultivating conversations, backing the formation of the staff union, and utilizing resolutions that held departments accountable through online learning.
In her education, Lizzy pursued her love of information systems and network communication, focusing on how those skills can create spaces for marginalized voices to be represented within institutions.
For the past four summers, Lizzy worked with youth and faith formation through employment for Sugar Creek Bible Camp as well as the Augsburg Youth Theology Institute. She is deeply invested in lifelong faith formation and firmly believes in the importance of the sacred story and the impact it has on lived theology.
She grew up in Viroqua, Wisc., a small vibrant town in one of the most politically diverse communities in the United States. After completing the Sojourners fellowship, she hopes to discern a future role in educating and empowering rural communities to more fully understand and support justice issues.
Lizzy is honored to be the fifth Elizabeth to join the Sojourners team.