Liz Theoharis is the Director of the Kairos Center and a founder and coordinator of the Poverty Initiative. She has worked with and advised many organizations, including the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, the Vermont Workers Center, Domestic Workers United, the United Workers Association, the National Union of the Homeless and the Kensington Welfare Rights Union. In her grassroots work amongst the poor in the United States, Theoharis emphasizes that poverty can be ended and that the poor can be agents of social change. She is the author of Always with Us?: What Jesus Really Said about the Poor (Eerdmans, 2017). Theoharis is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church, and she holds an M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary and a PhD from Union in New Testament and Christian Origins.