Jedd Medefind loves journeying life with his beautiful wife, Rachel, and their four kids—Siena, Marin, Eden and Lincoln. After years in Washington, DC, they're again near to family and roots in the Golden State, within striking distance of the streams, trails and granite peaks of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Jedd Medefind serves as President of the Christian Alliance for Orphans. The Alliance unites a broad coalition of the nation's leading Christian orphan-serving organizations and a national network of churches committed to caring for orphans. Together, the Alliance works to ignite and equip individuals and churches for adoption, foster care and overseas orphan care ministry.
Prior to this role, Jedd served in the White House, leading the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. In this post, he led reform efforts across government to make the creativity and compassion of local nonprofits central in all Federal efforts to aid the needy, from prisoner reentry to Global AIDS.
Previously, Jedd held a range of posts in the California State Legislature, and helped establish the California Community Renewal Project, which strengthens nonprofits in some of the state's most challenged communities. He has also worked, studied and served in more than thirty countries, with organizations ranging from Price-Waterhouse, Moscow to Christian Life Bangladesh.
Jedd co-authored Four Souls, which explores questions of faith, purpose, poverty, and community amidst a real-life journey around the globe. His most recent book, The Revolutionary Communicator, examines what it means to live as an apprentice to Jesus in the way we speak, listen and lead.