I’m Hugh, and I have been building inclusive communities for more than 15 years now. I also like to write and speak about how we can use community to build a better world for all of us.
Currently, I am the Director at Jackson City Farm, a nonprofit urban farm in Jackson, MS, and serve as the Community Pastor at Open Door Mennonite Church. I am also the publisher of a weekly newsletter called Life is So Beautiful, where I send an email every Monday with links to five beautiful things.
Before moving to Jackson to serve at Open Door, I was the founding pastor of Love Wins Ministries, a progressive faith community in Raleigh, NC for eleven years, as well as the founder of the Love Wins Community Engagement Center, which is still providing a safe place for people experiencing homelessness to belong.
My writing has been published in The Washington Post, Ethics Daily, and The Huffington Post, among other places. Profiles of my work have appeared in venues ranging from NPR’s Morning Edition to Fox News and The Christian Century. I have lectured or presented in a wide range of settings, from Duke University to Antioch College and The Wild Goose Festival.
I live in the Broadmeadow neighborhood of Jackson, MS with my wife and three very spoiled cats. Here is a list of what I have been up to recently.
If you want to get in touch, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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