Jeremy Everett, DMin.
Dr. Jeremy Everett is the founder and executive director of the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty. The Collaborative integrates research, policy, and practice through projects such as: the Hunger Free Community Accelerator; the Baylor Collaborative Innovation Hub; the Master’s degree in Theology, Ecology, and Food Justice; and the Hunger Data Lab.
With nearly 100 staff, interns, and researchers, the Baylor Collaborative team has assisted community-based, state-based, and national efforts to increase hundreds of millions of additional meals through innovative, researched-based interventions. In Dr. Everett’s tenure with the Collaborative, he has raised more than 300 million dollars to support faculty research, public service, and policy analysis.
Prior to his appointment with the Baylor Collaborative, Dr. Everett worked for international and community development organizations as a teacher, religious leader, community organizer, and farmer. He frequently delivers presentations to congregations, non-profit organizations, universities, and the government sector about hunger and poverty.
Dr. Everett earned a bachelor’s degree from Samford University, a Master of Divinity from Truett Seminary at Baylor University, and his Doctor of Ministry from Duke Divinity School at Duke University. Jeremy is a Next Generation Fellow of the University of Texas LBJ School’s Strauss Center for International Security and Law, an Affiliate with Temple University’s Hope Center, and was the 2022 Waco Tribune Person of the Year. In 2014, Dr. Everett was appointed by U.S. Congress to serve on the National Commission on Hunger. He serves on various boards such as the 2030 Collaborative and Bread for the World where he is currently serving as Chair.
Dr. Everett is the author of I Was Hungry: Cultivating Common Ground to End an American Crisis (Brazos Press, 2019), a contributing author in What Justice Looks Like (Baylor Press), Food and Poverty: Food Insecurity and Food Sovereignty Among America’s Poor (Vanderbilt University Press), and The End of Hunger: How Science, Religion, and Politics Can Work Together to Make Possible (InterVarsity Press).
Jeremy is married to Amy Miley Everett. They have three sons: Lucas, Sam, and Wyatt.