Rev. Alexia Salvatierra will conduct the opening prayer for The Justice Conference 2014. She is currently the Director of Justice Ministries for the Southwest California Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. She also serves as a consultant (training, facilitating, organizing and leading strategic planning) for a variety of national/international organizations, including World Vision USA/World Vision International/Women of Vision, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, the Christian Community Development Association the Women Donors Network, Auburn Theological Seminary, Interfaith Worker Justice, PICO and Sojourner’s. She is adjunct faculty at the New York Theological Seminary and Biola University, and has lectured at Fuller Seminary, University of Southern California and UCLA. Her first book, Faith-Rooted Organizing will be published by InterVarsity Press in January of 2014.