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.