Rev. Dr. W. Tali Hairston

Rev. W. Tali Hairston, MAGL, is Director of Community Organizing, Advocacy, and Development at Seattle Presbytery. His work includes serving congregations and ministries in pursuit of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. He is father to four wonderful children, Isaiah, Kennadi, Lynia, and Jordan. He and his wife Crystal enjoy doing ministry together, going to plays and musicals, and being foodies. Along with an amazing community of friends, these are the true gifts of his life that encourage and strengthen him. For 17 years Tali served as the founding director of the John M. Perkins Center at Seattle Pacific University. As a noted speaker, writer, consultant, researcher, and educator he is passionate about the work of organizational diversity and equity, public theology and policy studies, and social change. He has served on several boards and currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Seattle Public Library.



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