The Rev. Jay Lawlor is a priest in the Episcopal Church, author, and economist. He has spent over two decades on the intersection between Christian faith and economic justice. Fr. Lawlor has been honored to work with global leaders such as Archbishop Desmond Tutu and economist Jeffrey D. Sachs. He has served Episcopal parishes in several dioceses and on numerous diocesan and church-wide committees. The Rev. Jay Lawlor was ordained to the priesthood in May 2003. Prior to ordination, he was a research economist at the Center for International Development at Harvard University. He earned his M.Div. degree from Episcopal Divinity School in 2002, M.A. in Economics from the University of Connecticut in 1995, and B.A. in Managerial Economics, with honors in economics, from Stonehill College in 1993.