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Rev. Starsky Wilson

Deaconess Foundation
President and CEO
Rev. Starsky D. Wilson is president and CEO of Deaconess Foundation, a faith-based grant-making organization devoted to advancing child well-being in the St. Louis region, and pastor of Saint John’s Church (The Beloved Community). He serves on national boards for the United Church of Christ Cornerstone Fund and the Samuel Dewitt Proctor Conference and on regional boards for United Way, YMCA, FOCUS-St. Louis, Teach for America, and the Mayor's Commission on Children, Youth, and Families. Wilson is currently pursuing a D.Min. degree from Duke Divinity School and is a graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana and Eden Theological Seminary. Wilson’s visionary leadership has birthed such innovative initiatives as Young Blacks Give Back, the Beloved Community Conference, Sojourner’s Truth: A Celebration of Preaching Women, and the Deaconess Foundation's Community Capacity Building Initiative. Wilson is co-chair of the Ferguson Commission, charged to advance policies to strengthen the region following the death of Michael Brown Jr. and subsequent community uprising.

My Moderators Sessions

Thursday, June 18
 

10:30am EDT