Reverend Monica L. Banks currently serves as founding Co-Director of New Communion; a faith-based community organization with the goal of enhancing community relationships and diminishing the impacts of hunger and food insecurity. She is Nebraska native, with nomadic tendencies, she values hard work, relationships, and family meals. She serves as Chaplain Resident at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina. Monica believes in the interconnected and liminal spaces that exist between and within the ordinary and the sacred. She is passionate about creation care and knows that sometimes all we need is to take our shoes off and feel the grass, knead the dough of bread amidst creation, or cry/sing with a neighbor. Rev. Banks is an ordained pastor in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Rev. Banks is a 2017 Re:Generate Fellow, a published writer/blogger, preacher, grant writer, community organizer, and justice seeker.