Jennifer Reyes Lay is the first Executive Director of U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking (USCSAHT). She believes strongly in the vision of a world without slavery and exploitation. Prior to this role Jennifer served as the Assistant Director of the JPIC Office for the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word - San Antonio, a congregation she first connected with as a lay missionary in Peru. It was in working with the Incarnate Word Sisters that she began learning more about human trafficking and connected with USCSAHT, representing the U.S. network at an international gathering in Bogota, Colombia in 2017 and subsequent gatherings. Through her role with USCSAHT, which is the U.S. network of Talitha Kum, Jennifer continues to stay connected to networks of women religious throughout the world working to end human trafficking and support survivors. Jennifer has a Master of Divinity from Eden Theological Seminary, and an honors B.A. in Theology and International Studies from St. Louis University. She currently lives in St. Louis, MO with her husband Roger and their dog Bella where she enjoys spending time outdoors, gardening, singing, dancing, reading, and writing.
Go, and be the Body of Christ in the world, proclaiming Good News to the poor and the vulnerable, liberating those held captive and oppressed through human trafficking, and opening the eyes and hearts of those who would rather not see this wound that is harming our collective body and wellbeing.VIEW