Center for Faith and Justice

Rev. Abby King-Kaiser

Director, Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice

Rev. Abby King-Kaiser is Director of the Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice. After attending Miami University (Ohio) as an undergraduate, she received a Masters of Divinity from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA. She served as the pastor of a small, urban congregation in Oakland, CA before moving back to her hometown to work at Xavier. Beginning with Ecumenical and Multifaith Ministry, she now serves as the Center's Director. Over the years, her roles at Xavier have allowed her to work with and learn from students from a wide variety of traditions and backgrounds. She loves creating more spaces on campus where they can intentionally build community across difference. She engages Ignatian spirituality as a tool that can be accessible to anyone in the Xavier community as they seek purpose and meaning, and particularly enjoys the process of adapting and translating that for people new to the tradition.



Visual arts in worship, social media and Protestant ministry

Professional Interests

Intersections of ministry with creativity and culture

First Year at Xavier



  • B.Phil. Interdisciplinary Studies, Miami University, 2005;B.F.A. Studio Art, Miami University, 2005;M.Div., Pacific School of Religion, 2009

Awards, Honors, Certifications

  • ordained as a Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA), 2010