Jedd Medefind loves journeying life with his beautiful wife, Rachel, and their five kids—Siena, Marin, Eden, Lincoln, and Phoebe. 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. CAFO unites more than 180 of the world's most respected Christian organizations and a global network of churches. 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 is, Becoming Home: Adoption, Foster Care and Mentoring—Living Out God's Heart for the Orphan