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Rev. Rich Havard

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Rev. Rich Havard

Formed by his rural Mississippi childhood, the best and worst of the Christian church, and past and present justice movements, Rev. Rich Havard currently serves as the Program Officer for the Wayfarer Foundation (WF), a grantmaking organization that partners with spiritually rooted and justice-oriented nonprofits.

Prior to WF, Rev. Havard spent 6 years leading the Inclusive Collective, a diverse Christian community for college-aged young adults in Chicago. He is a University of Chicago Commons Project Fellow, a Forum for Theological Exploration Ministry Fellow, and a member of the Lighthouse Foundation’s Coalition of Accomplices for Racial Equity. He is also a graduate of Samford and Mercer Universities.

Rev. Havard calls the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago home, needs multiple cups of good (or bad) coffee every day, and believes that we all have the capacity to co-create a better world.