Board of Directors
- Catherine Lee, Board Chair
- Monica Beacham, Financial Secretary
- Andy Scott, Fundraising Chair
- Rachel Taylor, Secretary
- Kim Gotwals
- Emily Sloss
- Willie Tinnin
- Nancy Harris
Julia Sendor, Executive Director
Julia grew up here in Orange County, NC. She returned home to put into practice farming and community-building skills honed in West Virginia, Nicaragua, western NC, and western 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, fresh out of college in 2008, Julia was inspired by how good work, good food, and a cared-for place can bring people together in powerful ways. She is grateful for the chance to “circle back,” to continue nurturing a place where people and land can flourish, together. Julia lives in Hillsborough, with her partner Andrew.
Chas Edens, Farm Technician
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, and daughters, Heidi and Margaux on “the farm”.