Previous Advocates

Standing In The Gap For The Marginalized

James Ahlschwede

Beans, beans, the musical fruit The more you eat, the more you toot The more you toot, the better you feel So we have beans at every meal! You can follow my progress here on his Twitter... read more

Jon Baran

[singlepic id=16 w=320 h=240 mode=web20 float=left] I decided to join 25 in Change to help educate the individuals and athletes that I work with on a daily basis, hoping to open their eyes to the world’s hunger problems!  I want to thank my family for their support, Pathways church for giving me this opportunity, and the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for allowing us to live the life we live!  God Bless you, and thank you for your support! Find me on Twitter... read more

Lauren Bell

[singlepic id=9 w=320 h=240 mode=web20 float=left]25 in Change is the Robin Hood of the Global Food Crisis, and you my friends are the Merry Men; So grab your bow, grab your arrow, we’re going crusading! Bring your green tights! Keep up with me on my journey through my Twitter... read more

Karol Bowers

[singlepic id=31 w=320 h=240 mode=web20 float=left]  I feel called to be a part of 25 in Change because in recent years I’ve learned that the world is not about me!  Food and self image have also been a negative crutch for me, and I pray God will use this journey to teach me that I only need to depend on him!  This opportunity is about doing something good for someone else!  God calls us to help those who cannot help themselves, and He equips us with compassion in our hearts so that we desire to help others! I’m learning how to use Twitter, come join me here in my... read more

Andrea Bucci

[singlepic id=27 w=320 h=240 mode=web20 float=left]  “People are homeless, hungry, an dsick, somebody should do something about this. Be somebody.” — Bonnie Brady  For me, being a part of a world change is what I was made to do. God created me to do something with my life and not just sit around watching the world waiting for change to happen. When I heard Mindie’s sermon I knew that I had to do something, and I could not feel more blessed to be a part of this opportunity. Defying the status quo, hoping for... read more

Megan Flotten

[singlepic id=12 w=320 h=240 mode=web20 float=left] When Mindi spoke of the opportunity to be one of the advocates for 25 in change, I knew in my heart that this is what I wanted to do. It’s such a simple concept that has the ability to change how we live forever. So often we take a back seat on issues we could be the solution to. The quote “Evil requires only that good people do nothing” (Edmund Burke) fits so wonderfully in this situation. I am humbled, ready & excited to be a part of such an amazing movement!  Follow my progress... read more

Trevor Frost

[singlepic id=19 w=320 h=240 mode=web20 float=left] I’ve been meaning to lose a few pounds for awhile, then God presented me with 25 in change. It’s like He’s saying “help feed thousands of kids and lose some weight, chubs. read more

Kelly Gregory

[singlepic id=32 w=320 h=240 mode=web20 float=left] I am a single parent and would be lost, if I was not able to give my son food and an education. What chance would he have in the future? Change starts within. I’m pretty sure I will never have to experience hunger, at the same level as these kids, but if there is anything I can do to help CHANGE their situation, I am all in!  Want to know how I’m dealing with the change of revolution? Find out... read more

Jenn Grooms

[singlepic id=30 w=320 h=240 mode=web20 float=left] I am involved in 25 in Change because I have worked and studied in health care field for over 6 years.  I have first-hand seen the rise in diabetes and obesity in children. Working at the hospital one day I had a parent verbally yell at me for putting her 200lb 10 year old on the ‘healthy choice’ diet. Our bodies were not really made for chemicals and processed foods.  Join me in saying NO to fast food, and processed items for a mere 25 days.  25 days to create awareness that we need to treat our bodies better, and learn how blessed we are to never go to sleep wondering if we will get food the next day.  Let’s feed the kids that DO need it, and starting getting healthy!!!  I dare you.  My Twitter rocks! Follow me... read more

Nicole Henry

[singlepic id=21 w=320 h=240 mode=web20 float=left] I want to make people see what is really going on in the world and to get people out of their bubble they live in and see that we need to make a change in the world. You can follow the change I’m going through... read more

Kat Horton

[singlepic id=14 w=320 h=240 mode=web20 float=left] I’m an advocate because I refuse to take another bite of food unless those forgotten by the food system gain access to a healthy meal. Come check out my Twitter as I go through 25 in... read more

Laurel Messer

[singlepic id=17 w=320 h=240 mode=web20 float=left] I want to be a freedom advocate for those who are enslaved by food’s scarcity or food’s abundance. I want to be a small part of redemption in this world, which starts with meeting basic needs and compassion for others.  Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead. I can be found on Twitter... read more

Josh Messer

[singlepic id=11 w=320 h=240 mode=web20 float=left] Brian McLaren’s quote had been bothering me for awhile: “The secret message of Jesus is meant not just to be heard or read but to be seen in human lives, in radically inclusive reconciling communities, written not on pages in a book but in the lives and hearts of friends…”   I had glimpses of what it meant, and then when I heard about 25 in Change, I realized this was the Big Thing and I was all... read more

Ben Klecker

[singlepic id=23 w=320 h=240 mode=web20 float=left] I am involved in 25 in Change because throughout my life I have expected others to be the change that I have wanted to see in the world. However, today, I accept my responsibility as a human being to be of service to those who need it most, and to make radical changes to my own life in order to do so. I am simply a grain of sand, ready and willing to do my part to help beautify the beach we call life, and I will be strong in my commitments because I am weak before God. Time to get... read more

Kenn Kelly

[singlepic id=10 w=320 h=240 mode=web20 float=left] More than anything, I believe with my whole heart that we don’t have a food production problem but rather a food distribution problem. I believe we need change and I am committed to being part of that change. Its been extremely encouraging and motivating to see a community of people rally behind something with an unwaivering persistance to let anything but change happen. The support from family and friends has been incredible, thank you for everything! You can follow my Tweets here @KennKelly and my blog here at... read more

Gil Jones

[singlepic id=15 w=320 h=240 mode=web20 float=left] If my life were a movie it would be called “4 Kids & A Funeral.” Actually, that’s close, because four children can do that to you! In reality it would be called “4 Kids & A Church”, because that is where both my passions lie. Which is funny based on how I grew up. I would have never thought I would care for the marginalized in our world, but God had different plans. And kicking a dent in chronic world hunger and obesity is a heavenly move, because 434,000 children a month are dying from hunger around our planet every month. Like I said, I have four children. They aren’t hungry. So we get to feed those that are. Join me and let’s kick a massive dent in this one…together. Also, I’m going to give Twitter a try. Hit me up... read more

Amy Schiebel

[singlepic id=26 w=320 h=240 mode=web20 float=left] I have always wanted to be a part of something bigger than me.  When the opportunity came about to be part of a world revolution, I had to be a part of it.  What better way to be a walking, talking witness to those around me than to be a part of 25 In Change!  I hope and pray that everyone I know, or don’t know for that matter, will see the sacrifice I am making with these other people to bring more awareness to those that don’t have that luxury to give up; it’s already a part of their lives.  Follow me on... read more

Jenn Sanders

[singlepic id=13 w=320 h=240 mode=web20 float=left] I have never missed a meal because I did not have food. I always say I am ready to make a difference and now with 25inchange – I do. Come follow me on... read more

Andre Roux

[singlepic id=33 w=320 h=240 mode=web20 float=left] With billions of people suffering from malnutrition, ignoring their pain is much harder than preventing it. Being involved in 25 in Change just makes more sense than watching it from the sidelines.  Though this is a new experience for all of us, I’m excited to be in such an awesome group of advocates!  If you want to see pictures of what I’m going to be eating for the next 25 days, I’m going to tweet what I... read more

Michelle Neid

[singlepic id=20 w=320 h=240 mode=web20 float=left] “I get to live one of my life long passions with 25inchange… helping kids!  And if I can help put a smile on their innocent little faces… would bring joy to my heart that words cannot describe!  Not only am I helping kids, but I’m helping change, and feed, so many lives ALL over the world!  GOD knows how passionate I am when it comes to helping others, and that is why he called me to do 25inchange!  There was no doubt in my mind, or in my heart… I KNEW I was going to be an advocate, and SO grateful I am!  I’ve got a Twitter account. Follow me... read more

Minde Smyth

[singlepic id=24 w=320 h=240 mode=web20 float=left] “Everything in our society teaches us to move away from suffering, to move out of neighborhoods where there is high crime, to move away from people who don’t look like us. But the gospel calls us to something altogether different. We are to laugh at fear, to lean into suffering, to open ourselves up to the stranger.” – Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals.  I’m tweeting up a storm, check it out... read more

Logan Taylor

[singlepic id=28 w=320 h=240 mode=web20 float=left] I’m passionate to seek worldly compassion. The time is now to share love and end hunger.  Come follow me on Twitter. read more

Leah Stephens

[singlepic id=18 w=320 h=240 mode=web20 float=left] As a dietitian, I see every day the impact of poor nutrition. I love children and other cultures and want to do my part to help children worldwide get the proper nutrition they need to live healthy lives!  Follow me on Twitter... read more

Jenny Usaj

[singlepic id=22 w=320 h=240 mode=web20 float=left] Growing up in a culture that is consumed with the concept of “enough” –making enough money, driving a nice enough car, having enough friends, going to enough events – I have come to realize that what we call “enough” in our culture is considered an abundance of wealth within the global community.  I am excited to be apart of a community that wants to make this concept a global awareness.  I am an advocate for changing what we define as “enough”.Here is my Twitter feed. Come check it... read more

Chris White

[singlepic id=29 w=320 h=240 mode=web20 float=left] 12 mos living in an Afghan village broke my heart for the world’s children. I promised them I wouldn’t forget. 25 in Change supports my promise. Fight On! For 25 days, I’ll be tweeting photos of rice and beans on... read more