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Juliet Vedral

Press Secretary

Juliet Vedral is the press secretary for Sojourners.

As a pastors’ kid, pastor’s sister, and pastors’ niece, Juliet spent several years running away from faith, church, and/or work in the faith-based sector, but didn’t cover much ground due to her habit of wearing five-inch heels.

Prior to coming to Sojourners, she was an editorial assistant at the New York Times Syndicate and served as a professional Christian at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in the areas of outreach and prayer. According to her former boss, she loves “talking to people about Jesus and talking to Jesus about people,” but really, she just enjoys talking in general.

Juliet holds a BA in media studies from Queens College (CUNY) and an MPA from the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University. During her “study times” at SIPA, she honed the skills that would carry her far in life: the art of the status update, pithy tweets, and writing about herself in the third person.

Juliet is a member of Church of the Advent, located in Columbia Heights and calls Mount Pleasant home. She is a third-generation New Yorker, but has fallen in love with Washington, DC—despite the lack of a really good bagel and schmear.

Blog Posts by Juliet Vedral

Posted by Juliet Vedral 2 weeks 2 days ago
This Advent I am grateful for the gift of hopelessness. Yes, you read that correctly. This past year has been full of heartbreak, suffering, and lament. It follows on the heels of nearly two years of...
Posted by Juliet Vedral 3 weeks 2 days ago
"This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Luke 2:12As the people walked into the sanctuary, the worship team behind us started to sing. “This is...
Posted by Juliet Vedral 5 weeks 1 day ago
“Since you are believers, I will speak to you as believers,” the archbishop told us, before explaining how he and his two colleagues — a Muslim imam and an evangelical pastor — have drawn on their...
Posted by Juliet Vedral 13 weeks 2 hours ago
We met over email in the spring of 2012. I had just co-launched a literary blog and our mutual friend introduced us as fellow writers. Stephanie and I immediately hit it off. Not only was she a...
Posted by Juliet Vedral 15 weeks 6 hours ago
As a native New Yorker, I can never forget Tuesday, September 11, 2001. I was in college, but heading to my part-time job that morning. My car was being fixed, so my father drove me to work. There...

Articles by Juliet Vedral

Christians step up for modern-day "orphans in their distress."