@ THE WILBERFORCE CENTER
The Wilberforce Center has a growing team of staff and legal professionals enabling us to serve the needs of our clients from around the world.
Jeff Weber serves as the Executive Director of the William Wilberforce Center, a non-profit organization founded Mr. Weber in 2018 to serve the newly arriving refugees, immigrants and Asylum seekers to Greensboro, North Carolina. The Wilberforce Center serves our newest neighbors by providing consultations, legal services, and workshops to assist the local church in developing a biblical theology of immigration, equipping them to serve the world at our doorstep. He is an ordained Anglican Pastor and an Attorney focusing on humanitarian Immigration work. Jeff is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and will serve as the next vice-chair of the Immigration section of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice in 2022. In January of 2022, the Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America (“ACNA”) named Mr. Weber to serve as the new Director of Anglican Immigrant Ministries, the ACNA’s provincial immigrant ministry.
Jeff has served as part of leadership teams in Russia, Africa, Ukraine, Mexico, Morocco and North America. He is the author of various leadership training materials including Reaching Your World at Home, the Russian training curriculum: Discovering, Developing and Deploying Small Groups in the Local Church and he served as editor and contributor to the Saturation Church Planting training curriculum, teaching that curriculum to church planters throughout Russia and Ukraine.
Jeff holds degrees in Greek and New Testament from Columbia International University, a Law Degree from University of South Carolina, a Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary and he is currently completing his doctoral work in contextual theology at Northern Seminary in Chicago. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with his wife Leigh Ann and has 5 children and 15 grandchildren.
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Erin Cox is the Office Administrator for The William Wilberforce Center for Justice and Human Rights. She was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and Noblesville, Indiana. She attended the University of Notre Dame where she received a BA in French. In 1997, she completed a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Portland. She has 12 years of K-12 teaching experience, as well as many years of tutoring experience.
In addition to her work with the Wilberforce Center, she is a part-time High Impact Literacy Tutor with the North Carolina Education Corps during the school year. Erin resides in Greensboro with her husband, Sam, her three children, Anna, Avery, and Charlie and their two dogs, Darcy and Muggsy. She and her family have hosted several long-term international houseguests, as well as a number of Greensboro Fellows. Erin has a passion for travelling and radical hospitality.
Leigh Ann Weber
Finance and Operations
Leigh Ann volunteers part-time at the Wilberforce Center overseeing HR and finances as well as assisting the Center with their new donor portal and a growing list of IT related functions. She has been a member of the Hawthorne Residential Partners’ team since 2009 serving in the area of Investor Relations and Acquisitions Support. Leigh Ann holds a BA in Communications from Michigan State University, is a paralegal and recently completed the requirments to become an accredited DOJ Rep and hopes to represent clients through the Wilberforce Center.
Ella will join the Wilberforce Center as our first Intern! Ella was born in New Haven, Connecticut, and became the youngest member of The Overseas Ministries Study Center, a nonprofit providing academic furlough for missionaries from non-western countries. She lived in Chicago for eight years and then moved to Greensboro. Ella is a recent graduate of Caldwell Academy and is taking a “gap year” before pursuing a college degree. She is interested in studying some combination of literature, environmental sustainability and public policy.
During her gap year, Ella is building skills in electric bass, French, and horticulture at the Caine conservatory on the campus of High Point University.