Temple of Understanding celebrating our 61st Anniversary in 2021
Ann Rader, Co-founder, Freedom Farm Community, New York
Ann is a wife, farmer, teacher, mother, mentor, hostess with the mostest, you name it, she can do it. She also holds an MA degree in Theological Studies from Wesley Theological Seminary. Ann has been involved with youth ministry and justice work for as long as she can remember. When she’s not playing in the dirt at the farm, Ann spends her time raising two teenagers: Micah and Josiah with her husband (Edgar) of 22 years.
Edgar Hayes is a Co-founder of the Freedom Farm Community.
He is also a CRE (Commissioned Ruling Elder) candidate in the Hudson River Presbytery of NY. After retiring from the FDNY for 20 years, he is currently doing pulpit supply preaching through the Presbyterian Church in Orange County, NY. On the farm, he assist with growing organic produce to share with people in need, teach youth and young adults sustainable agriculture practices, and how to live out one’s faith. Edgar is a father of two teenage boys and help to raise them with his wife Ann.
Edgar Hayes & Ann Rader
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