Elijah Walker grew up in the cotton fields of Northeast Arkansas. He was heavily involved in the LGBTQ+ community in the rural south, holding positions on the boards of directors for the Arkansas Trans Equality Coalition and the inaugural Northeast Arkansas Pride festival. Elijah is a spoken word poet and amateur musician. Roborovski hamsters are his favorite animal. Elijah is still relatively new to the Friends community. Although there were no Friends meetings or churches near his home, Elijah felt a strong leading to experience the Quaker Way. In 2015, he moved to Portland, OR, where he has since completed two years of service with Quaker Voluntary Service. Elijah is now entering into the M.Div program at Earlham School of Religion.