When Jay Lawlor was a young man, he knew he'd spend his life in the service of God. Where some boys his age wanted fame and glory, Jay Lawlor just wanted to serve and help people live better lives. He knew he could help people in the ministry, and he did all he can to prepare himself for a lifetime in the church.
Jay Lawlor was ordained as an Episcopal priest in 2003, and he settled in for a long life as a priest. He served several parishes and four dioceses faithfully. He delivered sermons that made people think, and he provided his time to listen and help people in need. He served on numerous church committees and boards, and donated his own money to help with projects.
Recently, Jay Lawlor has decided to stop working as a full-time priest so he could focus on his writing and other projects. Jay Lawlor has long been involved with eradicating poverty and inequality from the world, and he's been in demand to give lectures and write articles on the topic. Being a priest is a full-time job, and Jay Lawlor just wasn't sure he could do both tasks at the same time.
Changing the focus of one's career is always a bit frightening, but Jay Lawlor knows that he's made the right decision. He steps in to help faith communities learn what they can do to tackle the big economic issues in the world, and he pushes Church leaders to make good choices on behalf of their people.