Rev. Dr.Dietra Wise Baker

Lead Break the Pipeline Organizer

Rev. Dr. Dietra Wise Baker is the Lead Break the Pipeline Organizer for MCU. Outside of MCU, Dr. Baker is the Assistant Professor of Community Engagement and Contextual Education, Director Contextual Education at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis. Dr. Baker is also a certified anti-racism trainer for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and a trainer of faith-based community organizing in the Gamaliel network. She teaches Church Planting, Youth Ministry, Preaching, Faith Community Organizing, Anti-Racism/Anti-Caste, Vocational Resilience and Formation. 

Dr. Baker is a respected trainer and community leader who often consults and collaborates around her sustained work in community organizing, youth justice, detention/prison/jail, and faith justice movements. Dr. Baker has a Bachelor of Science degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C.; a Master of Divinity degree from Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO; and her Doctorate of Ministry in Preaching degree from Aquinas Institute of Theology  St. Louis, MO. Dietra is mother to son Cornell A. (Deuce) Baker II.

MCU puts faith into action by developing leaders who move their congregations, organizations and communities to change public policy for the common good.
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