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Nicholas Hayes

Engagement Manager, Criterion Institute


Nicholas Hayes, MDiv, is Engagement Manager at Criterion Institute. Nicholas was the faith community partnerships fellow at the New Economy Coalition and serves as a faith-based organizer with Greater Boston Interfaith Organization and an organizing trainer with Marshall Ganz's Leading Change Network. Nicholas's academic and activist interests are tied together by his passion for empowering local communities to be agents and authors, rather than victims, of their own social, political, and economic circumstances. He first learned and practiced community organizing as a Fellow in the Episcopal Diocese of MA's Life Together program (2009-2011), through which he also began working with LDI. Nicholas served as an LDI coach and trainer for two years prior to joining the LDI leadership team in Spring, 2013.  In January of 2014, Nicholas will begin formally discerning a call to the priesthood within the Episcopal Church. {For fun, Nicholas loves, among other things, piano, quality fiction, Turbokick, and terrible 80s music.}