Board & Staff

Board of Directors

Ed Collins, Board Chair
  • Former Vice President of Medical Affairs, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Resident of Cedar Grove, Member of Cedar Grove UMC
Geof Gledhill, Treasurer
  • Owner-Operator, with his wife Jane, of Cedar Grove Windy Hill Farm raising fruit and grass-fed beef 
  • Mostly-retired lawyer with Coleman, Gledhill, Hargrave & Merit, Hillsborough, NC
  • Resident of Cedar Grove, Member of Cedar Grove UMC
Ann Talton-Lee, Fundraising Chair
  • Director of Medical Services and North American Affairs, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Resident of Cedar Grove

Rev. Jeremy Troxler

  • Director, Thriving Rural Communities Initiative at Duke Divinity School
  • Resident of Mebane, Attendee of Cedar Grove United Methodist Church
Rev. Karl Grant
  • Pastor, Cedar Grove United Methodist Church

Advisory Council

Fred Bahnson
  • Co-Founder Anathoth Community Garden and 2009-10 IATP Food & Community Fellow
  • Co-Author, “Making Peace with the Land: God’s Call to Reconcile with Creation” and “Soil and Sacrament: Four Season Among the Keepers of the Earth”
Dr. Norman Wirzba
  • Research Professor of Theology, Ecology, and Rural Life, Duke University Divinity School
  • Author, “Food and Faith: A Theology of Eating” and “The Paradise of God: Renewing Religion in an Ecological Age”
Scenobia Taylor
  • Visionary and long-time community leader
  • Land donor to Anathoth Community Garden

Staff

Julia Sendor, HarvestShare CSA Coordinator/Garden Manager

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Julia has volunteered at Anathoth since 2008, and has felt drawn not only to the garden’s beauty and bounty, but also to watching how good work, good food, and a cared-for place bring together so many people.  After working as a community organizer and journalist in West Virginia, she returned to North Carolina to solidify her skills growing food sustainably.  She apprenticed at A Way of Life Farm in Rutherford County, NC, and managed the CSA program at Woodcrest Farm here in Orange County — her home county.  She continues to write, as a freelancer for the Charlotte Observer and Chapel Hill News.  She is grateful to Anathoth for helping inspire her commitment to sustainable agriculture. She is equally grateful for the chance to grow food with and for many wonderful people.  

Chas Edens
, Executive Director/Internship Coordinator/Farm Manager

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Chas is originally from North Carolina and a graduate of NC State University where he received a BS in Horticulture with a Landscape Design concentration. Before coming to Anathoth, Chas was the Co-Farm Manager at Peacehaven Community Farm, a sustainable farm in the Piedmont Triad connecting people with disabilities to their community. Chas received a Master of Arts in Christian Studies at Duke Divinity School where his research-focus centered on themes related to Christian Education and Agrarian Studies.  Chas is continuing to theorize and flesh out an agrarian pedagogy for Christian Education in which students learn to live faithfully as creatures in their bodies and places by attuning their desires to habits formed through good work. Simultaneous to working with interns at Anathoth, he works part-time for NCSU developing Sustainable Agriculture curriculum. Chas lives with his wife, Hannah, and daughter, Heidi, at “The Farm” component of Anathoth. 

Our Mission

Cultivating peace by using good food and regenerative agriculture to connect people with their neighbors, the land, and God.

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