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Jenny Hodge, CBF-LA
Together for Hope Missionary/Community Practitioner

In January 2013 Jenny Hodge became the new Together for Hope missionary based in Lake Providence. After careful and prayerful deliberation, the Missionary Search committee selected a gifted Social Worker and Minister to coordinate the Together for Hope Work in Louisiana.

Jenny is a recent MSW graduate from Baylor and also an MDiv graduate from Truett Seminary. For the previous year and a half, she served the Waco Regional Baptist Association, first as an intern and then as the paid Hunger Ministry Coordinator, a position she created.
In that capacity, she assisted congregations in developing  effective and holistic community hunger ministries.  She also collaborated and worked with non-profit and faith-based organizations at the national, state, and local level on food insecurity issues and solutions.

Her work led to the creation of a “How to Manual” on ways congregations can engage in comprehensive hunger ministry and is posted at the Waco Association website.

Her research project, focused on rural food insecurity, is titled an “Ethnography of a Rural, Ecumenical Food Pantry.”  Her research, work for the Association, and related ministries led to presentations at the CBF General Assembly in Fort Worth in June and to the National Association of Christian Social Workers in October.

Jenny has been active in community gardening and by training and passion has a deep interest in community development. She integrates seamlessly her faith and work.

CBF-LA is excited that Together for Hope in Louisiana will continue in such able hands after the foundational work that Stephanie Vance completed after 3 years in December 2012. Stephanie will continue to be a resource to our work in East Carroll and Tensas Parish in her new capacity as CBF National Together for Hope Manager.

You may contact Jenny Hodge at:
122 Scarborough Street
Lake Providence, LA 71254