Layton Williams took an unorthodox route into the world of journalism. Before finding her way to Hearken, she worked as a middle and high school educator in Texas, then attended seminary and worked as a Presbyterian pastor in downtown Chicago before becoming the Audience Engagement Editor at a faith-based advocacy publication called Sojourners in Washington D.C..
The thread tying all of these professional pursuits together is Layton’s passion for story, and her conviction that good storytelling can connect people and transform the world. In addition to her work at Hearken, she explores this passion through writing, traveling, and ministry efforts in Charleston, SC. Ask her about Brunch Church!
She loves both cats and dogs very much, especially her cat Gryffindor. She is also a sloth person.