Community Chaplain

The Chaplain’s work involves developing indigenous leaders, serving as a liaison with human service agencies, connecting those in need with resources, and planning and implementing opportunities for spiritual growth in the neighborhood.  The Chaplain also provides advocacy for residents, serves as an intermediary with a wide range of social service providers and offers direct assistance to neighborhood residents.

Nehemiah’s Chaplain has served Allied residents for more than five years.  Madison’s Allied neighborhood is distinctive for its racial and ethnic diversity.  The neighborhood has the highest proportion of low-income residents in Dane County and is often referred to as its most troubled neighborhood.

Community Chaplain Leadership

Gloria Manadier-Farr is Nehemiah’s Community Chaplain.   Gloria has 20 years of experience in the fields of substance abuse, trauma, and mental health.  She is a licensed Substance Abuse Counselor and minister of Fountain of Life Covenant Church. Gloria has worked in the Allied neighborhood for more than five years building trust and developing the capacity of Allied residents to be effective change agents.


2 thoughts on “CHAPLAIN

  1. Hello!

    My name is Danie Williams-Rivera. My husband and I were looking into purchasing a home on Jenewein Drive, close to Marlborough Park (Between Apache and Red Arrow). We have heard mixed reviews of the neighborhood. My research is leading me to believe that this is all old residue from having a bad rap in the past, but we would love to get some honest feedback about the Dunn’s Marsh / Jenewein Neighborhood. We have a baby on the way, so we (as most people would I’m sure) are looking for a safe place to be. It’s also important to us to be in a diverse neighborhood with a strong community – but also to make a good investment in a neighborhood that is going to continue to grow and improve. As you a chaplain and work a lot with the people, I thought you would have the greatest insight into this. And if we were to move there, we would like to be involved with the community – so you would have insight on that as well. I am sure you are very busy, so thank you for taking the time to read this email and I would really appreciate any and all feedback you could give me.

    Thank you in advance!

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