Carla Christopher

Carla Christopher


   231 Sunset Ave, Hanover, PA, 17331

Carla Christopher is an artist-activist, poet, and spoken word artist who works with both youth and adults teaching cultural competency and diversity through the arts and interactive techniques. She specializes in cultural diversity, LGBTQIA+ inclusion, and trauma-informed support for those at high risk. She is also a renewal pastor with the ELCA Lutheran Church, currently serving as Assistant to the Bishop of Lower Susquehanna Synod in Charge of Justice Ministries where she coordinates mission and outreach in the areas of Racial Justice, LGBTQIA+ Affirmation, Immigration, Disability Inclusion, and Hunger/Housing Advocacy for the southcentral Pennsylvania region.

A former Poet Laureate of York (2011 – 2013), the co-founder of York Equality Fest which became York County Pride, and an award winning and multiply-published writer, Carla has twice received the key to York City for her community empowerment and education initiatives. Carla hosted the arts and culture showcase ‘Culture and Main’ on White Rose Community Television for 7 years, published more than 50 books by marginalized poets and authors via her small press, Community Arts Ink, and hosted “NOT the King’s English”, a performance venue at King’s Courtyard Artist Collective, for nearly a decade.