Katey Zeh is an expert in engaging communities of faith in advocacy for gender justice both locally and globally. With a Masters of Divinity from Yale Divinity School, she brings a theologically grounded, pragmatic approach to social change. As a strategist, writer, and educator, Katey inspires intentional communities to create a more just, compassionate world through building connection, sacred truth telling, and striving for the common good.
Katey is a prominent and innovative thinker around faith-based efforts to bring about a more just world for women and girls. In 2010 she launched the first and only denominationally-sponsored advocacy campaign focused on improving global reproductive health for The United Methodist Church. The Center for American Progress named Zeh one of “14 Faith Leaders to Watch in 2014” for “offering crucial reporting on reproductive justice issues… [using] her theological training and policy expertise to decry unfair policies that hurt women and to lift up the stories of those affected.”
A highly sought after speaker on issues related to women and the church, Katey has presented at conferences and events across the country, including the Sojourners Summit for Change and the United Methodist Women’s National Seminar. Katey is a Guest Lecturer at Drew Theological School where she offers courses on advocacy, organizing, and social justice for faith leaders and their congregations.
She has written extensively about faith-based organizing, advocacy, and gender justice. She has contributed online and print articles to the Huffington Post, Sojourners, Unfundamentalist Parenting, Religion Dispatches, Response magazine, the Good Mother Project, Mothering Matters, the Journal for Feminist Studies in Religion, and the United Methodist News Service among other outlets. She is currently working on a book entitled Women Rising about biblical women and social justice, which will be published with the FAR Press in 2017.