Executive Director, Live Free Illinois
Ciera Bates-Chamberlain was born and raised on the Southside of Chicago. She is committed to furthering the fight for social and economic justice by strengthening communities through radical theology. As the Executive Director of Live Free Chicago-Live Free Illinois, Rev. Ciera is working with black churches to create safe, economically viable, and self-sustained black communities. She is an adjunct professor at Northeastern University, a mental health professional, and founder of Golden Goals Consultants. In 2013, Rev. Ciera was ordained by Global Ministries House of Prayer, where she serves as the church administrator for the Chicago congregation. Rev. Ciera is a Just Leadership USA and Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow.