DOOR is pleased to announce that Nicolette Faison has been hired as the DOOR Chicago City Director.
Nicolette is a New York native better known as “Afro-Lutheran”, reflective of her ministry embedded at the intersection of religion and identity politics. After receiving her MBA in Management at Wagner College, Nicolette earned her Master of Divinity at Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia concentrating in Black Church Studies. For two years Nicolette served as a part-time vicar at St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church located in Northwest Philadelphia. She also served full time as an AmeriCorps Community Projects Coordinator at YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School, engaging part-time service members in service learning and community development. Nicolette’s enthusiasm for the work earned her the coordinator position for a job retention based sub-program at the school. The passionate youth advocate crossed borders to complete her pastoral internship at Iglesia de San Lucas and Instituto Evangelico Argentino in Grand Bourg, Buenos Aires, Argentina. There she worked with high school youth to design a mural engaging the Latinx- Lutheran identity in respect to the 500 year anniversary of the Reformation. Nicolette’s background includes faith based social justice curriculum writing, youth formation, and discernment workshops. After serving as a trauma chaplain resident to South Chicagoland, Nicolette is excited to move deeper into the community and work with young people and local organizations to ensure healthy future leaders.
DOOR looks forward to having Nicolette and her passion for connecting faith, service, and justice join the staff team on February 26, 2017.