Faith and Culture Conversations – Incarceration Justice

Event Information

January 18th, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Online (Zoom)

Join St. Paul’s parishioners Dr. Christine Luckritz Marquis and Dr. David Coogan as they co-facilitate our monthly Faith and Culture Conversations. We invite speakers who have experience with pressing issues in our community and nation, discussing them through the lenses of faith and culture.

January Topic: Faith, Culture, and Incarceration Justice | Voices of Jubilee

Featured Speaker(s): Rev. Lauren Ramseur and Rev. Ashley Diaz Mejias (see bios below).



Voices of Jubilee is a new worshipping community of hope and liberation accompanying incarcerated youth and their families in central Virginia:

Rev. Lauren Ramseur is a Co-Pastor of the Voices of Jubilee along with Rev. Ashley Diaz Mejias. She has served as a pastor for over 20 years in a variety of contexts. She has served as pastor to men on Georgia’s death row and has been deeply involved in the death penalty abolition movement. She is a restorative justice practitioner and serves on the board of the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy and Rise for Youth. Lauren and her husband Doug are the parents of two children. She is a graduate of James Madison University and Candler School of Theology at Emory University.

Rev. Ashley Diaz Mejias co-pastors the Voices of Jubilee, a new worshipping community accompanying incarcerated youth and their families in central Virginia. Ashley also works with the Richmond Community Bail Fund and lives in Richmond with her husband and three daughters.