Chelsea Jackson

Community Partnerships Manager

Chelsea serves as the Community Partnerships Manager for Interfaith Philadelphia, and is responsible for strengthening community partnerships, assisting with development and supporting the agency’s wide array of programming.


A native of Southeastern Virginia, Chelsea received her Bachelor’s of Music Therapy from Shenandoah University, and her Master of Divinity from Drew Theological School.  As person of faith Chelsea is amazed at the impact religion has on society, and is firm believer that when we better understand our own faith traditions and the traditions of others, we can improve our communities and nurture justice.


Prior to her work at Interfaith Philadelphia, Chelsea served as the Assistant Pastor of a United Methodist Church in New Jersey, where she fostered conversations and programs centered on justice, education and building community.  Additionally, as a published poet and activist, Chelsea believes in the power of creativity and empowerment, and has developed multiple programs and workshops around these models of organizing.


When not working or writing, Chelsea enjoys hiking, exploring the city, expanding her list of memorized movie quotes, and spending quality time with her husband, and their dog and cat.

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