Rev. Dr. Cari Jackson

Minister, United Church of Christ

Rev. Dr. Cari Jackson has one passion that guides her life: to help people discover, nurture and live their authentic selves. She believes that “only as we live our lives authentically can we fully experience inner peace and be shapers of peace and justice in the world.” As an activist scholar and thinker, Dr. Jackson provides transformative insights about both internal and external systemic barriers. An ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, Dr. Jackson is the founding director of Center of Spiritual Light which integrates resources from diverse spiritual traditions to help individuals and organizations re-imagine, re-invent, and re-position themselves for excellence. She is the author of four books, including Love Like You've Never Been Hurt and For the Souls of Black Folks. Dr. Jackson holds a Ph.D. in Christian Social Ethics, MDiv., JD, and BA in Psychology and Sociology.Learn more about Dr. Cari at