Why

USA

Team USA is made up of volunteers who serve in various capacities to "share the recipe of FARM STEW."

The Challenges

The USA is not just the home of the free and brave, it's the land of the obese, diabetic, chronically inflamed, pill-popping sick.

  • Over 1/3 of our children are obese and 1/2 of adults
  • More than 1 in 4 adults have NO ONE to confide in
  • Many people opt out of church attendance and gravitate toward addictive behaviors

What We're Doing

Just as in Africa, we seek to equip families and communities to live an abundant life, not as the world defines it, but as Jesus did:

Our Projects

In 

USA

The following projects are how we teach our eight ingredients to locals. Learn more about how you can get involved.

Check back soon for a new initiative.
(See our ongoing projects below to learn how to get involved.)

What We're Doing

Teaching Best Health Practices & Biblical Values

We use our eight ingredients to help impact the lives of rural farm families in Uganda, with hands-on training in their villages

F
Farming
Faithfulness to principles revealed in God’s word & observed in nature
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A
Attitude
Choice to live God's way, to be disciplined and to have a positive outlook
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R
Rest
Nightly and weekly for our bodies and also allowing the soil to rest
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M
Meals
Plant-based, whole foods diet using mostly what the family can  grow themselves
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S
Sanitation
In our bodies, with a focus on women, with our food and around our homes
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T
Temperance
Moderation in good things, abstaining from things that are harmful
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E
Enterprise
Providing opportunity, addressing gender, to pursue sustainability
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W
Water
Fresh, detoxifying & in abundance for grains, legumes, & for our bodies
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USA

The Team

These are the people bringing the FARM STEW message to this area.

Cherri Olin
Assistant to the President and Board Secretary
Doug Schoch
Volunteer Africa Financial and HR Advisor
JoDee Fairbanks
Farm Hand in Michigan and New York
Joy Kauffman, MPH
Founder, President, and Board Vice Chair
Lucia Tiffany, MPH RN
Curriculuim Coordinator
Sylvia Middaugh, MS, RDN
Farm Hand Coordinator for Indiana
Tamara Schoch
Volunteer Africa Publishing Director and Advisor
Cherri joined FARM STEW because of her love for God and His church. She believes in families, gardening and food preservation. She is a gifted administrator and has served as church treasurer for more than a decade. She has an associates degree in Office Administration from Southern Adventist University and has been keeping things in order ever since! She served as a Senior Human Resource Management Assistant for Loma Linda Medical Center. A mother of two, she now serves also as the Assistant to the President of FARM STEW.
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Cherri Olin
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Cherri Olin
Assistant to the President and Board Secretary
Doug has a passion to serve God wherever he goes. He desires to help people see the care and compassion God has for all his creation. He is married to Tamara Schoch and has one son, Joshua. He is excited about the practical ways FARM STEW is helping people with their needs physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. FARM STEW is putting the Three Angels messages into practical use. He believes this will hasten the Lord’s coming. He hopes to share FARM STEW’s recipe for abundant life in Uganda, Zimbabwe and beyond.
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Doug Schoch
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Doug Schoch
Volunteer Africa Financial and HR Advisor
JoDee is full of energy and she is driven to harness it for good. She loves Jesus and those whom Jesus loves, which drives her passion for the poor. While serving with FARM STEW as an Andrews Univerity Intern in 2017, she committed herself to share the recipe of abundant life!
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JoDee Fairbanks
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JoDee Fairbanks
Farm Hand in Michigan and New York
Joy is passionate about health, hunger and healing in the global body of Jesus Christ and the world. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from both Johns Hopkins University with a Masters in Public Health and from Virginia Tech with a BS in International Nutrition. She was a Presidential Management Fellow with the US Department of Health and Humans Services, serving for 6 years in the Bureau of Primary Health Care. Joy later lead a Federal grant at her local county health department promoting healthy, locally grown foods and famers. She is also a graduate of the National Soy Research Laboratory International Soy program, a certified CREATION Health Instructor and a Master Gardener through University of Illinois. She’s the founder of FARM STEW, a recipe for abundant life. It is designed to address the root causes of hunger disease and poverty, offering a hopeful witness to the world that points to the true Source of abundant life, Jesus Christ.
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Joy Kauffman, MPH
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Joy Kauffman, MPH
Founder, President, and Board Vice Chair
Lucia is a nurse/health educator with a passion for making a difference in people's lives. Her experience with the Adventist Development & Relief Agency, both in the U.S. and in West Africa, fed her desire to collaborate with FARM STEW as a way to continue that impact on those in greatest need. As a daughter of God, she couldn't be happier than to be a part of the team sharing His recipe for abundant living with others.​
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Lucia Tiffany, MPH RN
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Lucia Tiffany, MPH RN
Curriculuim Coordinator
Sylvia loves God and people. With roots in Africa, she is a wife, mother of two young adults and a registered dietitian nutritionist. Her passion is helping others have a better life. FARM STEW's recipe for abundant life lines up perfectly with this desire. Sylvia wants to mobilize others to share the recipe for abundant life.
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Sylvia Middaugh, MS, RDN
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Sylvia Middaugh, MS, RDN
Farm Hand Coordinator for Indiana
Tamara just wants to glorify God in all that she does and to help people to know God’s love and to fall in love with Him. She has been involved with health evangelism and training starting in 2003 in the US, and transitioning to Africa in 2010. Now working with translators, publishing, photography and video, she is hopeful to use her experience and skills to advance the principles and success of FARM STEW.
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Tamara Schoch
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Tamara Schoch
Volunteer Africa Publishing Director and Advisor
FARMING
ATTITUDE
REST
MEALS
SANITATION
TEMPERANCE
ENTERPRISE
WATER