Jarred serves as the Program Coordinator for the Rural Faith Community Organizing Initiative, as part of the Come to the Table program. Prior to joining RAFI-USA, Jarred worked as the Service and Outreach Coordinator at North Raleigh Community Church, helping to organize and lead several racial justice-based initiatives and programs. He holds a Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School, and as a World Vision Fellow coordinated awareness campaigns focusing on migrant farmworker issues. Jarred enjoys improv training, cooking, and spending time camping and in nature.
RAFI-USA's Farm and Faith Partnerships Project is hosting an informational session for pastors, lay leaders, and volunteers regarding how you can connect with a local farmer of color in your area to purchase goods from.
To launch RAFI-USA's new community partnership between three farmers of color and eight churches in Wake County, a blessing of the land ceremony was held on March 4, 2021. This CSA will bring in $20,000 for local farmers.
Clergy are trained to minister to others, often at the expense of the themselves and their families. In the wake of a pandemic and political turmoil, clergy are called upon to re-imagine personal and community financial well-being and to minister to the wounds created by fiscal trauma and economic inequity.