Sister Libby Fernandez smiles during an ice cream social to celebrate her last day as executive director of Loaves & Fishes. She now runs Mercy Pedalers, a bicycle ministry staffed by a team of volunteers who go out and build relationships with homeless people.
Sister Libby Fernandez smiles during an ice cream social to celebrate her last day as executive director of Loaves & Fishes. She now runs Mercy Pedalers, a bicycle ministry staffed by a team of volunteers who go out and build relationships with homeless people. Autumn Payne apayne@sacbee.com
Sister Libby Fernandez smiles during an ice cream social to celebrate her last day as executive director of Loaves & Fishes. She now runs Mercy Pedalers, a bicycle ministry staffed by a team of volunteers who go out and build relationships with homeless people. Autumn Payne apayne@sacbee.com
Erika D. Smith

Erika D. Smith

Associate editor and editorial writer

The secret to bringing homeless people in from the cold? Just ask Sister Libby

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Erika D. Smith joined The Sacramento Bee in May 2015 after spending most of her career in the nebulous Midwest. She previously worked for The Indianapolis Star in Indiana, where, as metro columnist, she covered issues related to neighborhoods, community development, public safety and diversity. She also worked for five years at the Akron Beacon Journal in Ohio. She is a native of Cleveland.

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