Fred Bahnson

Director, Food, Faith and Religious Leadership Initiative

Fred Bahnson is author of "Soil and Sacrament: A Spiritual Memoir of Food and Faith" (Simon & Schuster). He directs the Food, Health, and Ecological Well-Being Program at Wake Forest University School of Divinity. A former Kellogg Food & Community fellow at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, he is the recipient of a 2012 North Carolina Arts Council fellowship in creative nonfiction. He previously served as the director of Anathoth Community Garden, a ministry he co-founded at Cedar Grove United Methodist Church. His writing has appeared in Orion, The Sun, Christian Century and “Best American Spiritual Writing 2007,” and he is co-author, with Norman Wirzba, of "Making Peace with the Land: God’s Call to Reconcile with Creation" (IVP). You can find him online at www.fredbahnson.com