Denver, Colorado (DOOR) - The DOOR National Board is happy to announce that they have named Andrea Sawyer-Kirksey as Executive Director. Andrea had been serving as the Interim Executive Director since August 2017.
She moved into the Interim Executive Director role after five years as the Chicago City Director. Andrea brought to DOOR her experience as an educator, justice advocate, and program development professional. She has created curriculum for youth through undergrad and graduate levels dealing with issues of justice, inequality, racism, and poverty. During her time as the Chicago City Director, Andrea shared her passion for Chicago, best summed up by the 2017 program theme of “Chicago: Beautifully Complicated.” She challenged all participants to look beyond the surface of the city and individuals to find the richer stories. Andrea has been particularly passionate about raising up local youth of color to be leaders in DOOR’s Discern program and in Chicago.
The DOOR National Board approved this change on December 2, 2017 during their annual board meeting. They were excited by the programmatic vision that Andrea presented and her energy for moving DOOR forward.
DOOR is a faith-based network of cities that provides opportunities for service, learning, and leadership development within the urban context. DOOR is an opportunity to encounter the city through the eyes, ears, and heart of God. We are dedicated to providing high quality, life-changing experiences for our participants, staff, board members, and the people in the communities where we are established. Our programming is rooted in the strength of local churches and communities, mutual respect, a culture of welcome and hospitality, and thoughtful reflection. To learn more about DOOR, visit www.doornetwork.org.