Food and Faith Gathering Talk
Rev. Karen Mann
Karen is a pastor in the United Church of Christ and worked for a number of years as a hospital chaplain before following her passion for food on to the farm. The first stop was as the Market Manager for a network of farms for refugees. Given that she didn’t meet any of the qualifications, she’s pretty sure she got the job by describing how much she loves turnips. She has now settled on her own farm in central Virginia, Heart & Bones Hollow, with her partner and two kids. Together they raise goats, pigs and a variety of produce for market. She is also the pastor of a new Dinner Church in her rural community and hoping to find ways to bring the farm and the faith community together.