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, Financial Secretary
  • 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
Kim Gotwals, Fundraising Chair

Chris Burtner
  • Former Farm Manager and current Equestrian Programs Director at Chestnut Ridge Camp and Retreat Center
  • Co-founder of Covenant Community Garden in Fuquay-Varina, NC
  • Resident of Hillsborough, NC and member of Hillsborough United Methodist Church
Tony Hackney

Rev. Megan Pardue
  • Pastor of Refuge Home Church in Durham
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Homiletics, Duke Divinity School
  • Resident of Durham, NC
Ann Talton-Lee
  • Former Director of Medical Services and North American Affairs, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Resident of Cedar Grove, Member of Blacknall Presbyterian Church, Durham, NC

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”
Grace Hackney

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 & Farm

Staff

Julia Sendor, HarvestShare CSA Coordinator/ Open Hands Teen Internship Coordinator/ Co-Production Manager

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Julia grew up here in Orange County, NC. She returned home to put into practice farming and community-building skills developed in West Virginia, Nicaragua, western NC, and Massachusetts. Before working at Anathoth, Julia managed the CSA program at Woodcrest Farm in Hillsborough. Julia brings to Anathoth a passion for community organizing and sharing stories, and fluency in Spanish, after working as a community organizer and journalist in West Virginia, and with a women’s weaving association in rural Nicaragua. Julia received a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Williams College, in Massachusetts. By experiencing Anathoth first as a volunteer in 2008, Julia was inspired by how good work, good food, and a cared-for place can bring together so many people. She is grateful for the chance “circle back” — to draw on her farming and community-organizing experience to continue nurturing a place where people and crops can flourish, together.  She also continues to write, as a correspondent for the News & Observer’s Chapel Hill and Durham News. Julia lives in Hillsborough, with her partner Andrew.

Chas Edens
, Executive Director/ Adult Internship Coordinator/ Co-Production 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. Before coming to Anathoth, Chas was the Co-Farm Manager of Peacehaven Community Farm, a sustainable farm in the Piedmont Triad connecting people with disabilities to their community. Chas received an MA in Christian Studies at Duke Divinity School where his research-focus centered on themes related to Christian Education and Agrarian Studies. Chas coordinates Anathoth’s adult internship programs where he is particularly passionate about facilitating opportunities for interns to connect their life of faith with the health of the land and community. Chas lives with his wife, Hannah, daughter, Heidi, and mother-in-law, Bebee, on “the farm”. 

Our Mission

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