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.

Kristiana Kim
Finance Volunteer
Cherri Olin
Assistant to the Executive Director and Board Secretary (non-voting)
Doug Schoch
Volunteer Africa Financial and HR Advisor
Elizabeth Kreidler
Senior Consultant
Georgia Kasibante
Finance Assistant Africa Projects
JoDee Fairbanks
Volunteer
Joy Kauffman, MPH
Founder and Executive Director
Lucia Tiffany, MPH RN
Curriculuim Coordinator
Sylvia Middaugh, MS, RDN
Volunteer
Tamara Schoch
Volunteer Africa Publishing Director and Advisor
Wyatt Johnston
Volunteer-Rwanda
Kristiana is an auditor who loves the outdoors and learning about gardening. While working as a student missionary in Bolivia several years ago, she came to appreciate the beauty and simplicity of Biblical health principles. She is excited about the way FARM STEW is sharing these principles through education, agriculture, and enterprise, Most of all, she desires to be part of a movement that directs people to Jesus, the foundation of all true health.
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Kristiana Kim
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Kristiana Kim
Finance Volunteer
Cherri joined FARM STEW because of her love for God and His church. She is a gifted administrator and has served as church treasurer for more than a decade. She graduated with an associate’s degree from Southern Adventist University and served as a Senior Human Resource Management Assistant for Loma Linda Medical Center. She worked in the Human Resource field for over ten years before becoming a wife and mother of two. She enjoys helping and serving others through church outreach and various community programs, such as cooking schools, women’s prayer groups, and youth activities. FARM STEW’s unique way of meeting people’s needs while sharing the gospel message is what has drawn her serve with Joy and the FARM STEW family. She now serves as the Assistant to the Executive Director of FARM STEW. Cherri also serves on several board committees.
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Cherri Olin
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Cherri Olin
Assistant to the Executive Director and Board Secretary (non-voting)
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
Elizabeth has a calling to serve people in need, looking for strategies to alleviate poverty and distress enabling them to have a dignified life, and hope for eternal life by knowing and loving Jesus Christ. She initiated her professional life as a translator and interpreter from German, French and English to Spanish, specialized in the aeras of health, education, business, and religion. After earning a Master’s degree in Administration with emphasis in International Community Development from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, she served in the leadership of implementing ADRA offices in Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Mali, and Burundi. She also gained considerable experience in higher education as a lecturer in the Universidad Peruana Unión, and in the financial and administrative leadership of the Universidad Adventista de Bolivia. Her multi-cultural background helped her appreciate the uniqueness of people’s thinking, expressions, and customs, as well as to confidently address different audiences. She joined FARM STEW´s team because she believes in the value and power of the Bible-based principles and sound science trainings that FARM STEW is promoting to achieve an abundant life. Elizabeth looks forward to FS entering new countries and offering permanent training in demo centers. She is a pastor´s wife, mother of three grown-up children, and grandmother of 6 lovely children.
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Elizabeth Kreidler de Santa Cruz, MSA
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Elizabeth Kreidler de Santa Cruz, MSA
Senior Consultant
My names are Ms. Georgia Sentamu Kasibante born in Uganda who moved to the USA last year in October to join my Husband. Am a graduate from the University of Eastern Baraton is located in Eldoret, Kenya. I graduated with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration, concentration in Human Resource Management and Finance. I got to hear about FARM STEW through Dr. Frederick Nayzi with whom we worked together on finances for (UGAMAA) Uganda American Adventist Association. So I was introduced to the Country Director FARM STEW-Uganda. When I went to the website and I read about them I was very excited because I have always wanted to work for NGOs like this. I joined the team in June 2019 as CFO and I had to move to the USA to join my husband in October of 2019. I should thank God that Joy and Edward kept me on with the Ugandan office until I joined the USA team in January 2020 up to date and am currently working as Finance Assistant Africa Projects. I have been married for 13 years to Robert Kasibante and we have 3 children.
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Georgia Kasibante
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Georgia Kasibante
Finance Assistant Africa Projects
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
Volunteer
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 and Executive Director
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
Volunteer
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
My name is Wyatt Johnston, I am a follower of Jesus from the U.S.A. I received my bachelors degree in Botany from Oregon State University in 2019. Among my work experiences, I have worked as a botanist for a timber company, assisted with research in a pesticide laboratory and worked several years in the ornamental nursery industry. FARM STEW is making a difference by educating communities with direct, replicable lifestyle changing methods that are easy to teach. For this reason, I have committed myself to FARM STEW in Rwanda so that I can serve those who are hungry, sick and in desperate need of change. I enjoy the hope of a sunrise and the clam of a sunset, but I press above these gifts of pure delight to find my Creator. And because we have a Creator, let us be kind, for what we sow we will reap; and what we give, we will receive.
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Wyatt Johnston
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Wyatt Johnston
Volunteer-Rwanda
FARMING
ATTITUDE
REST
MEALS
SANITATION
TEMPERANCE
ENTERPRISE
WATER