Biography: Jedd Medefind serves as President of the Christian Alliance for Orphans, leading a national network of churches and more than 75 respected Christian organizations committed to caring for orphans. The Alliance works to ignite and equip individuals and churches for adoption, foster care and global orphan ministry.
Prior to this role, Jedd served in the White House as a Special Assistant to President George W. Bush, and leading the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. In this post, he oversaw reform efforts across the government to give a central role to the creativity and compassion of local nonprofits and faith-based groups 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. He also helped establish the California Community Renewal Project, which strengthens nonprofits in some of the state’s most challenged communities. He has worked, studied and served in more than thirty countries, with organizations ranging from Price-Waterhouse in Moscow to Christian Life Bangladesh.
Jedd has written numerous articles and two books, including Four Souls and The Revolutionary Communicator. He and his wife Rachel live in California and have four children, one by adoption.
Speaker Fee/Range: $1000-2500 (Does not include coach class travel and reasonable accommodations)
Select Speech Titles: 1. Invitation to the Intersection of Darkness and Light (Christian Adoption and Orphan Care) 2. Big in Heart, Strong in Mind (Effective principles for caring for the “least of these” with a passion for the Gospel) 2. Win First the Heart (On Christian Political Engagement) 3. The Revolutionary Communicator (Living as Apprentices to Jesus in How We Impact, Connect & Lead)