The Rev. Michael Livingston is the Executive Minister at the Riverside Church in Manhattan. He is the former IWJ National Policy Director and served as the Director of IWJ's Washington, D.C. office from 2012 until 2014. During his tenure with IWJ, he was instrumental in echoing values-focused voices as underpaid workers in our nation's capitol called for a raise as a part of the Good Jobs Nation campaign. He helped organize within the faith community across the country to stand with workers against corporations that are not people and a Congress that refuses to legislate for the common good. He served as IWJ's voice in the halls of Congress and with coalitions advocating for national policies that advance the rights of working families.
Prior to Interfaith Worker Justice, the Rev. Livingston spent years in executive leadership in the context of deep ecumenical and interfaith engagement with the International Council of Community Churches (ICCC) and the National Council of Churches (NCC). His leadership with the National Council of Churches, as a board member and as its President from 2006-2007, took him around the world on missions of peacemaking, reconciliation, interfaith dialog and prophetic engagement.
The Rev. Livingston is a graduate of theological education at Princeton Theological Seminary. He began his ministry in service to two congregations, first in Los Angeles, then in New York City.