The Boston Food Justice YAV Program is a ministry of the Presbytery of Boston and the Presbyterian Mission Agency of the Presbyterian Church (USA). The Boston Food Justice YAV Board of Directors oversees a three-person management team composed of a Site Coordinator, Food Justice Educator and Chaplain.
Sarah Goodloe, Site Coordinator
Sarah cultivates relationships with partner churches and non-profits, connects with the local board, the national YAV office and fellow site coordinators, supports fundraising and recruitment, and serves as administrator and supervisor for the Boston site. Sarah’s one-on-one meetings with the YAVs draw on her experiences in Clinical Pastoral Education and training in Spiritual Direction. Sarah grew up in Mississippi but fell in love with Boston while earning her MDiv at Boston University School of Theology, where her faith both died and resurrected.
Becky Evans, Food Justice Educator
Becky oversees the YAV’s food justice education, coordinates the local food SNAP challenge, supports vocational discernment, and organizes Community Day outings and service opportunities. She brings her experience as an environmental journalist, a communications professor and a mentor for young adults in The Eco-Stewards Program. Becky grew up in UCC, Methodist, Episcopalian and Presbyterian churches around New England. As a 20-somthing, she found her call to social justice work after joining a small group with some new friends from her ultimate frisbee team.
BFJYAV Board Members
Mark Hellberg (BFJYAV Chair), Presbyterian Church in Needham (Ruling Elder)
Kelsey Rice Bogdan, First Presbyterian Church, Brookline (Ruling Elder)
Jeff Ferguson, The Abbey Boston
Thatcher Freeborn, Fourth Presbyterian Church, South Boston (Ruling Elder)
Rev. Trina Portillo, Burlington Presbyterian Church (Teaching Elder)
Beverly Shank, First United Presbyterian, Cambridge