Leslie Withers is an active member of Oakhurst Baptist Church, where she has been a deacon and chaired several committees. Her work with nonprofits includes founding Atlanta Clergy and Laity Concerned (CALC) and then serving as Program director for national CALC. She was Director of Education for SEEDS Magazine, ran a night shelter for homeless men, was National Volunteer Coordinator for Heifer International, and coordinated the interfaith pilgrimage project for The Friendship Force. She has a degree in music from Duke University and continues to play flute and sing in the choir at Oakhurst. She lives in Decatur, GA with husband Mark Reeve and their three cats.