Kim Bobo, Executive Director – Kim is a nationally known promoter of social justice who literally wrote the book on faith-based organizing. She began work as the new Executive Director for the Virginia Interfaith Center on Feb. 10, 2016, coming to Virginia from Chicago, where she founded and served as the executive director of Interfaith Worker Justice, the nation’s largest network of people of faith engaging in local and national actions to improve wages, benefits and conditions for workers. Prior to that she was national organizing director for Bread for the World and an instructor at the Midwest Academy. Born in Cincinnati, Kim attended Barnard College. She was married for 31 years to Stephen Coats, who died unexpectedly in 2013. She has twin sons, Eric and Benjamin, who are recent graduates from this year.

Neill Caldwell, Communications Director – Neill joined VICPP in November 2015 after 10 years as Editor of the Virginia United Methodist Advocate, a monthly magazine. Originally from North Carolina, he has many years experience in journalism, having started in the industry as a newspaper photographer and sportswriter at age 16. His wife, Lynne, is a United Methodist pastor who is on the faculty at the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University in Richmond.

Lana Heath de Martinez, Welcoming All Coordinator – Lana just completed a Master of Divinity at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond. Her background is primarily in immigrant rights advocacy. She has been the Virginia chapter president of American Families United,  grassroots organizer with Virginia Organizing and Organizing For Action, and a past Public Policy intern for VICPP. Lana and her husband, Alfredo, just welcomed the birth of their third son on May 10.

Liz Denison, Administrative and Financial Manager – Prior to joining Virginia Interfaith Center, Liz worked at SunTrust Bank, where she started her career as a small business loan underwriter. She also worked as a Financial Manager at East End Fellowship and The Martin Agency. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2010 with a degree in business finance. In addition to her financial responsibilities, Liz and her husband are completing training to plant a church in partnership with V3 Church Planting Movement and East End Fellowship. In her spare time, Liz spends time relaxing in Church Hill with her 3-year old son, 2-year old daughter, and husband.