DR.JACQUI LEWIS is Senior Minister Middle Collegiate Church in the East Village of Manhattan and the Executive Director of The Middle Project, an institute that prepares ethical leaders for a more just society. Prior to Middle Church, Dr. Lewis worked as a senior consultant for the Alban Institute and pastored two congregations. Dr. Lewis earned her Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and a M.Phil. (2002) and a Ph.D. (2004) in Psychology and Religion from Drew University.
Ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA), Dr. Lewis is a nationally recognized author, activist, speaker, and preacher on the topics of racial, economic, and gender/LGBTI justice. She has been adjunct faculty at Princeton Theological Seminary, Union Theological Seminary, The Graduate Theological Union, New Brunswick Theological Seminary, and Wesley Theological Seminary. Lewis has been interviewed on NPR’s Weekend Edition, WABC, WNBC, CNN, GritTV, in Ebony and Forbes magazines, and The New York Times online. Author of The Power of Stories: A Guide for Leaders in Multi-Racial and Multi-Cultural Congregations and a children’s book that celebrates diversity, You Are So Wonderful!, Lewis has published numerous articles and sermons, and blogs for The Huffington Post. She appears in the History channel H2 documentary The Bible Rules and is working on a spiritual memoir about getting a grown-up God.