Rev. Dr. Sonja Williams is the Dean of the Seminary and Assistant Professor of Practical Theology at Eden Theological Seminary, Webster Groves, MO. She is the founder of BLKPracTLogy LLC. uplifting marginalized communities and Fellow for the Human Rights Campaign – Institute of Theology and Social Change. Dr. Williams’ experience and extravagant compassion is an important resource to her theological interests and research, which includes practical theology, decolonization, and cultural truth ghettos. As a practical theologian, Dr. Williams examines and reflects on lived experiences within community and learning contexts, imparting her own brand of advocacy, teaching, and service that works for liberation, justice, and wholeness. Dr. Williams, an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ.