United Pastors for Social Empowerment
Thursday, July 18, 2024

About Us

UPSE is:
a coalition of faith leaders and various communities of practice who meet to address issues that disproportionately affect poor and marginalized populations living in our local post-industrial context. We feel that the most effective way to address these issues is from a faith based-community collaboration and by utilizing a solution-centered approach.

Building upon the strengths of community institutions, human services organizations and faith based communities we are committed to obtaining positive outcomes in the following focus areas:

- A Healthy Community

- An Educated Community (education equity, success, and retention)

- Asset Development (closing the wealth gap)

- Youth Development (creating leaders for the 21st century)

- Restorative Justice

- Transportation equity


Here is our vision and mission:



The United Pastors for Social Empowerment, a coalition of pastors, is committed to using its collective power to effectively empower communities of color and marginalized populations economically, socially, politically, and spiritually. 


   The United Pastors for Social Empowerment is an independent ecumenical group of senior pastors working in collaboration with community leaders and institutions to challenge the crises and disparities affecting the poor and other marginalized communities through public policy advocacy, community development, political empowerment and coalition building.