Min Shavonne Williams
Georgia Organizing Ambassador
Minister Shavonne D. Williams serves as the Georgia Organizing Ambassador for Faith in Public Life. She is a native of Blythe, GA in the Augusta-Richmond County area where she was raised and educated prior to going to college to pursue a degree as a Physician’s Assistant. Her work as a PA within the prison system along with her work in the homeless program, mental health program and the community re-entry program of incarcerated veterans for the VA Medical Center prepared her for the advocacy work she holds dear today. Shavonne founded Women of Wonder Outreach Ministry in 2012. Through WOW, she assists those experiencing or at risk for homelessness, teaches job readiness and parenting skills, tutors local youths and holds community conferences and luncheons. She is a member of the Baptist Ministry Conference of Augusta, Augusta Cross Cultural Commission and the NAACP.
Her work with Faith in Public Life combines her love of God’s people and her belief in equality and justice. She works with FPL’s Faithful Voter’s Initiative to mobilize faith leaders and their congregations to take a pledge to vote and commit to using their voice at the ballot. Shavonne is committed to mobilizing faith leaders and the community to utilize their voices beyond the ballot to engage with elected officials navigating sound policy making practices that will decrease racial, economic, healthcare, criminal justice and educational disparities.
She loves spreading the word and love of God, spending time with her family especially her children and grands. Of all the titles she wears, she finds the one called “Nana” particularly joyous and motivating to continue pursuing a better community for all to live.