ELM is thrilled to announce Sharei Green as our new Operations Support staff member. Sharei will support Olivia with Programs & with our Proclaim Community and she will process ELM donations with Lewis and help Amanda with administrative tasks! We are truly grateful for all the gifts that Sharei brings to our community.
Please join us and give Sharei a big warm ELM welcome when you can!
My name is Sharei Green. I use pronouns like she/her/hers. I am from Chicago, IL where I am a member of Bethel Lutheran Church and a Master of Divinity student at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. I love reading/listening to books, everything anime, comic-book superheroes (mostly Marvel), fantasy, dungeons and dragons, etc. I’m a total nerd.
I don’t necessarily identify as a community organizer; I operate out of organizing principles. It influences the way I show up in community. I’m known for my willingness to speak against power when necessary (It’s almost always necessary). I love to help people to see and realize their vision. I’m a student of life and firmly believe that there is something to be learned from almost every situation. There is beauty in the sharing of knowledge and I just want to be a part of it. I have a strong commitment to community healing, especially in African Descent communities and exploring Sabbath/rest as a form of resistance.
I’m Excited to work with ELM because: I feel called to be in the community and build power and relationships with like-minded folks.
I’m inspired by: The ingenuity of marginalized folks.
These two things bring me joy: Making things (crafting, cooking, building, crocheting, etc.), Reading!
When I’m not working, you can find me: Most likely at home with my nose in a book!