Jedd Medefind serves as president of the Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO). In diverse leadership roles across the nonprofit, public policy, and business sectors, he’s seen vividly the good fruit that grows from leaders who cultivate healthy rhythms of life and spiritual depth in Christ.
Prior to this role at CAFO, Jedd served in the White House as a Special Assistant to President George W. Bush, leading the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. In this post, he oversaw reform efforts across the government to make community- and faith-based groups central partners in all federal efforts to aid the needy.
Books written by Jedd include Upended and Four Souls. He also writes articles and op-eds and provides interviews for outlets ranging from the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post to WORLD Magazine, NPR, and Al Jazeera. Jedd’s most recent book, Becoming Home, offers a primer on how families and communities can embrace vulnerable children with wisdom and love through adoption, foster care, mentoring, and more.
Jedd Medefind loves journeying life with his wife, Rachel. He relishes time outdoors with his five children—Siena, Marin, Eden, Lincoln, and Phoebe. Most of all, he desires to reflect the heart of Jesus Christ in all of life.