Brandon did undergraduate studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, graduate studies at a host of theological schools in Chicago, and is currently pursuing a ThM degree at Duke Divinity School studying and writing on the intersections of Christian theology, race, gender, class and sexuality. Brandon is a certified candidate pursuing elder ordination in the Western NC Conference of the UMC. He is passionate about spirituality, reconciliation, community and social justice. Brandon serves in this way through using his gifts of leadership, teaching, writing, organizing, and being a bridge-builder.
Community Organizing & Program Coordinator
Jaimie was raised on the Cape Fear River and salt marshes in southeastern NC. Being raised in this region teeming with biodiversity and with so many of her family living in the same county, she lives and works today with a strong sense of place. This sense of place and the opportunities she found to conserve ecological resources around her home helped form her stewardship ethic at an early age.
Community Garden Coordinator
Matt has been managing our gardens since the summer of 2014. Matt grew up in Southern California, and after graduating from Biola University spent a volunteer year with Mission Year in Houston, TX, followed by an internship at Koinonia Farm in Americus, GA, which ignited his passion for learning and teaching about sustainable agriculture. Matt is a certified permaculture designer, a poet, a lay teacher at Blackburn’s Chapel UMC.