Ada Renée Williams is a 2019 Fellow with The Practicing Democracy Project, a collaboration of The Center for Spirituality & Practice and the Fetzer Institute. She is an ordained Itinerant Elder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church serving as the Minister of Social Justice & Civic Engagement at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Baltimore, Maryland. She is an anti-racism thought leader for faith communities as well as a poet, writer, and political artist. She holds a Master of Divinity from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, California, and certificates in Black Church/Africana Religious Studies and Women's Studies in Religion from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, where she is currently a Doctor of Philosophy student in Black Church/Africana Religious Studies and Womanist Ethics. She is the founder of the Pastoral Care: Black Trauma Network. She is active on social media (Twitter @revsistahgirl; Instagram @zora_writes).