Jerry P. Haas
Raised in South Dakota, Jerry went to college in Minnesota, attended seminary in Berkeley, California and served churches in Arizona before coming on the staff of The Upper Room in Nashville as Director of the Academy for Spiritual Formation and Emerging Ministries. During his tenure in Nashville, he extended the Academy overseas and directed a Lilly-funded initiative for pastors. In 2012 he and his wife Donna returned to southern Arizona where he now directs the Border Community Alliance, a non-profit dedicated to “bridging the border” with Mexico through education, collaboration, and cultural exchange.
Jerry writes, “The Academy for Spiritual Formation changed my life. It grounded me spiritually in the Christian tradition and gave me inner freedom and energy to give myself fully to the things I believe in. I hope this Five Day Academy will offer some of the same empowerment to you.”