Rev. Starsky Wilson, Co-Chair
The Rev. Wilson is president & CEO of Deaconess Foundation, a faith-based grant making organization devoted to making child well-being a civic priority in the St. Louis region. He is also pastor of Saint John’s Church (The Beloved Community) in St. Louis. He serves on several boards throughout the region, including the United Church of Christ Cornerstone Fund, YMCA of Greater St. Louis, FOCUS-St. Louis, Teach for America-St. Louis, and the Mayor’s Commission on Children, Youth and Families, where he co-chaired the Regional Youth Violence Prevention Task Force. Under his leadership, the Urban League Young Professionals established St. Louis’ Young Blacks Give Back initiative, which has provided thousands of community service hours to local non-profits over the last twelve years.