Rev Leo Seyij Allen
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Rev. Leo Seyij Allen (they/them or he/him) is a Baptist minister working at the intersection of faith and justice. Their passion for mobilizing faith communities toward advocacy and action inspires their ministry in and beyond the pulpit. Prior to joining Faith in Public Life, they served as a congregational minister for two Atlanta-based churches. They also worked with organizers across the southeast to lead campaigns on issues including racial equity, immigrant detention and LGBTQ+ justice. Leo Seyij serves on the boards of Transmission Ministry Collective and We Remember Nashville. They are a graduate of Howard University and a graduate student at Columbia Theological Seminary. As a native southerner, Leo Seyij enjoys connecting with people from all walks of life over soul food and sweet tea. In their spare time, they love bingeing political commentary videos on YouTube.