Who We Are

ESA is a premier program of the Sider Center at Palmer Seminary of Eastern University.

That’s a mouthful! What it really means is that our non-profit mission is supported not only by generous donors like you, but by a seminary and university committed to faith, reason, and justice.

Our Faculty and Staff

Sarah Withrow King, Interim Director

Kristyn Komarnicki, Director of Communications, Coordinator of Oriented to Love

Micky Scott Bey Jones and Darren Calhoun, Associate Fellows for Racial Justice

John Seel, New Copernican Empowerment Dialogues

Mayra Picos-Lee, Coordinator of Latina/o Initiatives

Francesca Nuzzolese, Oriented to Love Spiritual Director and Anti-Trafficking Educator

Ron SiderFounder and President Emeritus