Zach has a long history in the Catholic social justice community. He comes to Call To Action from the Salvation Army Harbor Light Center, Minnesota’s largest homeless shelter, where he was Program Director. Zach also organized and hosted the 2016 national Faith and Resistance Retreat on Racial Equity, and has worked with the Catholic Worker Community, Minnesota Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC) and the Minnesota Harm Reduction Coalition. He’s a regular guest speaker on topics of homelessness, social justice, anti-racism, and applied ethics, and is a graduate of Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Claire Hitchins, JustChurch Organizer | firstname.lastname@example.org
Claire is a learner in life whose journey of radical Christian discipleship has led her from food justice work in Richmond, Virginia, to living among marginalized communities in Bolivia with the Maryknolls; to accompanying immigrant farm-workers as a Jesuit Volunteer in central Washington. After releasing an album and sharing her music as medicine all over the country, Claire put down roots in an ecumenical community of young adults in Charlottesville, Virginia. She is now living into the questions of a priestly vocation through a hospital chaplaincy internship and community experiments in house-church. She is passionate about dismantling systems of oppression and co-cultivating generative, resilient and healing lifeways. Claire received her BA in Religious Studies from The University of Virginia in 2013 and served with Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest ’15-’16.
Revalon is a Minnesota native who is passionate about creative, restorative theology. In 2018, she was a participant in the 20/30 Project for Mentoring and Leadership (now called Re/Generation) where she combined her love of theology and the arts to design a project focused on what it means to be created in the image of God. With a Gospel-centered foundation and her Catholic roots as her inspiration, she joins CTA’s leadership team with a hopeful heart that transformative justice, healthy community, and nourishing spirituality can flourish within the Church.
Revalon received her BA in Theology from St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN in 2015 and is currently working towards higher education in the field of theology and spirituality.