Leslie Woods serves as the Director and Conference Planner of Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice (EAD). She came on board in September 2019 to plan for the 2020 conference. Leslie’s first Ecumenical Advocacy Days was in 2006, when she coordinated the planning team for the Domestic track, while serving as an intern at for the United Church of Christ Washington Office. Leslie then served as the Representative for Domestic Poverty & Environmental Issues for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Public Witness from 2007 to 2015, each year helping to plan content and workshops for advocates and activists to reconnect with partners, to recharge their batteries, and to find inspiration as we continue to seek God’s justice and peace for God’s people and God’s Creation.
Leslie holds a Master of Arts in Religion, with a concentration in Hebrew Bible, from Yale Divinity School and a Bachelor of Arts from Randolph-Macon College. She lives in Fairfax, Virginia, with her partner, Kevin, and their two children.
A diverse group of persons from the various sponsoring organizations volunteer their time to coordinate all aspects of Ecumenical Advocacy Days in collaboration with the Director of EAD.