Rev. Dr. Faith Harris

Rev. Dr. Faith B. Harris is an ordained Baptist minister, community organizer, and activist as well as Assistant Professor for The Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, Virginia Union University (STVU). She teaches systematic, eco, and womanist/feminist theologies.

Dr. Harris volunteers for a number of interfaith and grassroots organizations among them, Organizing for Action (OFA), is the Vice-Chair for Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy (VICPP), and Chair for Virginia Interfaith Power & Light (VAIPL). She is passionate about serving the faith community advocating for environmental justice and sustainability, racial and gender justice all to improve the quality of life for Virginians.  She is a member of the Governor’s Environmental Justice Advisory Council for both Governor Terry McAuliffe’s and Ralph Northam.

As a community activist, she demonstrates her passion and faith through the diverse activities of community organizing, teaching, public speaking, and serving the university, the community, and the church.

She has earned the Doctor of Ministry Degree and the Master of Divinity degree, from Virginia Union University and a Masters of Sacred Theology, with an emphasis in Practical Theology, Christian Social Ethics, and Ecclesiology from Boston University School of Theology.

A member of First Unitarian Universalist Church in Richmond, Virginia where she serves as a Committee on Mission. She has a variety of interests including reading novels, gardening, cooking, canning, and camping.