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Introducing ESTHER’s new organizer, Katie Olson

Katie Olson

ESTHER’s Leadership Board is proud to announce that Katie Olson has been named our new Lead Organizer. Katie brings energy, vision and experience to her work with ESTHER. And, in the words of Gary Crevier, president of ESTHER, her “passion and commitment to doing justice for the poor promises to make a huge impact in the Fox Valley.”

We invite you to read Katie’s own words explaining why this new work excites her and how she plans to approach being ESTHER’s lead organizer:

Being the new Lead Organizer for ESTHER is such an honor, and I'm thrilled about this opportunity. For the past few years, I have organized advocacy work as a volunteer in our neighborhood and throughout Wisconsin. I have heard a lot about ESTHER's outstanding efforts during that period. I am overjoyed to have the chance to put the knowledge I have acquired to work in pursuing my passion for social justice full-time.

To me, the most important part of my new role is to empower the members of ESTHER to be change-makers in our community. Knowing that ESTHER is already a force to be reckoned with, I plan to come in and really listen with my heart to everyone involved with the organization. I will take the time to learn why people are engaged with social justice and use that knowledge to connect with other community members. I look forward to reaching out to members of all faith communities within the Fox Cities to find out how we can all work together for social justice.

It is so powerful that we have a strong interfaith organization in our community working to fight injustices. So many spiritual people come together and put faith into action. How much ESTHER has done over the last 18 years is truly amazing. I feel privileged to have the chance to learn and grow within such an incredible organization. I will strive to help this group continue to work towards being anti-racist and inclusive in everything we do. Over the next few months, I hope to meet with all members of ESTHER and members of our broader community. I look forward to bringing all voices to the table so we can work together and continue the fight for social justice in the Fox Valley.

September 2022


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