Presbyterian Hunger Program Advisory Committee
Sung Yeon Choi-Morrow
Sung Yeon holds an M.Div. from McCormick Theological Seminary and a member of the Chicago Presbytery, she is currently going through the ordination process with the Chicago Presbytery, to become a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church (U. S. A.). She serves as a National Organizer at Interfaith Workers Justice, where she leads the organization's work with colleges, universities and seminaries, connecting students and faculty to IWJ's work at the intersection of labor and religious communities. This is her first term on the PHP Advisory Committee.
Betty J. Griffin
Betty was formerly a teacher and school counselor in the Indianapolis Public School and Warren Township School districts for 21 years, holds a Doctor of Ministry from McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL. Rev. Griffin served the Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, IN and is presently the Pastor the First Presbyterian Church, Mt. Vernon, NY. She is a minister member of the Hudson River Presbytery and serves on several Presbytery committees. Rev. Griffin is passionate about missions, outreach and social justice issues.
Lucy E. Janjigian
Born in Jerusalem Palestine, Lucy is an active member, past deacon and elder at West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood, NJ and is a member of Presbyterian Women and Churchwide Coordinating Team. She is a painter who has had DVDs made of her paintings where the themes are Biblical and Social issues. Lucy has 3 children and 10 grandchildren. She has been a member of the PHP Advisory Committee for the past 3 years.
Jeff Kackley- Chair
Abby is a teaching elder serving Northern California through Puente de la Costa Sur, a resource center for the rural South Coast. Originally from the Midwest, she now spends her down time looking for joy at the ocean, running long distances, doing headstands, drinking coffee with friends, or making art out of garbage. She swears that God's grace is incarnate in her three sweet cats.
Peter was born and raised in Plainfield, N.J. The father of four children currently resides in Northern Minnesota with his wife. Peter has an MBA from Case Western Reserve University and worked in the for-profit sector, including two Fortune 500 companies, in Marketing management. He is the founder Import Peace, a non-profit that imported Palestinian Fair Trade Olive Oil to the US. Peter has served on several Presbytery committees, and is an Elder.
Alex works for an international non-profit focusing on conflict mitigation and empowerment at the grassroots level. He previously served for two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ghana with a focus on natural resource management, and a third year as Peace Corps Ghana’s National Coordinator for HIV/AIDS and Gender programming. He holds an M.Div. from Yale University where he focused on religion's role in fomenting, sustaining, and ending violent conflicts. Alex has also worked at a drug education non-profit in rural Nebraska; was Chief Program Officer for ELI Africa, a non-profit focused on improving the lives of Mauritian youth, and was a consultant for the United Nations. He is an avid runner and singer, and has not found a sport or outdoor activity that he didn't love.
Diane E. Waddell- Vice Chair
Diane is a nurse practitioner in integrative medicine, appreciative of natural therapies. She is a second term (5th year) member of the PHP Advisory Committee and is moderator of Presbyterians for Earth Care. She is a previous Moderator of Heartland Presbytery. Diane currently serves on the Mission and Social Justice Committee and moderates the environmental justice committee of Heartland Presbytery. Her passions include social and environmental justice.