Casey Stanton, M.Div., spent the last two years working as a chaplain with Interfaith Prison Ministry for Women at the Raleigh Correctional Institute for Women. It was here that her call to preach was awakened. She deepened her formation with Clinical Pastoral Education training at the Durham Veterans Affairs Hospital.
Ms. Stanton has over a decade of experience working in leadership development and building collective citizen power with diverse coalitions of faith communities, labor unions, and nonprofits. Her commitment to political engagement emerges from her faith convictions and her experience with women who are survivors of sexual and domestic violence.
From 2007 to 2010, Casey worked closely with clergy and lay leaders in South Bend, IN and St. Louis, MO to bring the Gospel to life and help bring congregations into public life around affordable housing and transportation access. This led Casey to become the Deputy Director of national Transportation Equity Network in Washington DC and then to work with the Department of Field Mobilization and Training for the 300,000 member Amalgamated Transit Union.
Most recently, Casey joined the organizing staff at Durham CAN, an affiliate of the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) network. In this capacity, she works with a broad base of faith communities in coalition with others to address issues of affordable housing, immigration advocacy, public education, access to good jobs, and police accountability.
Casey currently serves as a lector in her parish, Immaculate Conception in Durham, NC, where she lives with her partner, Felipe and their two children. Ms. Stanton holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame and in 2016 graduated summa cum laude with a Master of Divinity Degree from Duke University.