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Welcome, Jeff!

We’re so thrilled to introduce you to another amazing addition to our team, Jeff Gardner, Partner Engagement Leader.

Jeff is a retired pastor and former Common Heart board member who has been a fan, supporter, and donor throughout the past 16 years! He retired in 2021 from Threshold Church in Weddington after 37 years of church leadership, and thought he was done working.

“But after a few months, I felt a stirring in my soul that my work wasn’t finished yet, after all. I felt called – compelled – to continue to give myself for the sake of others,” he said. “Seeing people fed has always been one of my passions. I am a natural connector of people, and I love seeing people engaged in meaningful ways. My role as Partner Engagement Leader is a perfect fit.”

Jeff has been married to his college sweetheart, Michelle, since 1985. They have two adult children who both followed their mom into healthcare professions. They love animals of all kinds and have three pets at home. He enjoys reading, nature, hiking, and meeting new people.

“I am so thankful for all of our current Common Heart partners and can’t wait to see many more join this Small Revolution of Kindness,” he said.

You can reach Jeff at 704-218-9060 ext. 1011 or email Jeff.Gardner@CommonHeart.org.

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