Rev. Laura Kigweba James
ALIVE! WORKSHOP FACILITATOR Rev. Laura Kigweba James is the Director of Grassroots Organizing at the General Board of Church and Society. In her position, she builds, strengthens, and equips United Methodists to transform the systemic conditions of injustice in both the church, community and world through faith-based community organizing.
Before joining the General Board of Church and Society, Laura studied at Wesley Theological Seminary where she learned tools of faith-based grassroots organizing and missional church strategies. After graduating, she was appointed as a local pastor in Baltimore, Maryland where she used grassroots organizing tools to equip the local congregations to address conditions of homelessness and poverty in the community.
Laura holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration and Non-profit Management from the University of Tennessee and a Master of Divinity in Missional Studies from Wesley Theological Seminary.
Laura is a member of Emory Fellowship United Methodist Church and a provisional elder in the Baltimore Washington Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.