Leadership & Staff

Dr. Janet Wolf

Director of Public Theology and Nonviolent Organizing

Children’s Defense Fund

The Rev. Dr. Janet Wolf, Consultant on Nonviolent Organizing and Theological Education, which focuses on combating zero tolerance school discipline policies and dismantling the Cradle to Prison PipelineTM. She previously served as -faculty chair and -professor at American Baptist College in Nashville and for 12 years served as -pastor of rural and urban United Methodist congregations. As director of public policy and -community outreach with Religious Leaders for a More Just and Compassionate Drug Policy, she worked with a national interfaith -coalition on harm -reduction, alternatives to incarceration and restorative -justice. She is the author of “To See and To Be Seen,” a chapter in I Was in Prison: United Methodist Perspectives on Prison Ministry. For 12 years she also served as a -community organizer around poverty rights. The Rev. Dr. Wolf -graduated from Vanderbilt Divinity School.