Kari Collins is the Building Administrator for the Calvary Center for Culture and Community in West Philadelphia. They hold a Masters of Divinity from Iliff School of Theology. Kari believes in making sacred spaces serve their communities every day, not just during worship services. Under Kari's leadership, the Calvary Center is home to four faith communities, two theater companies, three community music ensembles, and over a dozen local non-profits. Recently, Kari has kept the building open as a neighborhood resource, hosting blood drives, food distribution, and the local polling place. Before Calvary, Kari worked in development and operations for a variety of other Philadelphia non-profits, including Repair the World, the Envision Peace Museum, and the Sustainable Business Network.
Kari also serves as the treasurer for the Philadelphia Sisters House of Otherly Love, and is an active volunteer with the Coalition for Black Trans Economic Liberation. They live in West Philly with their girlfriend and three cats, locked in an endless battle to keep the plants on the window sills.