Keystone United Church of Christ is honored to participate in the Justice Leadership Program

The Justice Leadership Program, was born in Keystone church and now based through out Seattle and affiliated with the United Church of Christ (UCC) Young Adult Service Communities Network, engages young adults (ages 21-35) in an internship year that combines social change, community building, congregational service, and leadership development. 

Interns do not need to belong to the United Church of Christ, but must be willing to participate in the life and worship of a UCC faith community. Believing that "God is still speaking," the UCC has a tradition of extravagant welcome and prophetic action for peace, justice, and inclusion.  

To learn more about the Justice Leadership Program please explore their website here and: 

Meet our Current Interns:


Bri Little is a DC native (who is excited to move to the other Washington) and recent William & Mary graduate. She's a poet, reader, and dog enthusiast. She has a strong sense of justice, and is interested in the intersections of identity, creative work (writing, performance art), and social activism. She believes in the strength of empathy, education, self-advocacy and community as means of achieving all forms of equity. Bri will be serving with the Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project.

Hunter Paulson-Smith graduated from The Evergreen State College in Olympia in 2016. They majored in creative writing but also explored environmental studies, public health, and queer studies. Originally from Chicago, Hunter has lived in Arizona, North Dakota, Florida, Minnesota, and now Washington. Experiencing different parts of the country has made them more adaptable to new places and curious about other people's cultures and ways of life. Hunter is interested in finding ways to make spaces more accessible and safe for ALL members of the LGBTQ+ community. Hunter is a femme and uses they/them pronouns. They love to have discussions and learn new perspectives about the intersections of gender, race, class, and sexuality. Hunter is passionate about opening up conversations about mental health and the stigma surrounding it. In their spare time Hunter can be found listening to Queen Bey, making mixed media art, watching Keeping Up with the Kardashians, or making memes. Hunter's placement this year is at Keystone church as the outreach intern. They're excited to get started and meet everyone!