Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews is the Deputy Director and Chief Faith Officer at Faith in Action where he has been on staff for nearly 15 years. Rev. Mathews is a native of Compton, Calif., and brings more than 30 years of leadership experience to this role – as a senior pastor, psalmist, and community organizer. He is the host of the Prophetic Resistance Podcast, where he engages multi-faith leaders in conversations about cultivating communities of belonging and sacred resistance to injustice. Rev. Mathews is president of the Alliance of Baptists, a progressive movement for justice and healing, and co-editor of Trouble the Waters: A Christian Resource for the Work of Racial Justice. Rev. Mathews is also a senior fellow at Auburn Seminary and co-founder of Sympara, a multi-faith/inter-spiritual community of practice, repurposing spiritual assets for the common good.