JER SWIGART

Co-Founding Director

Jer has been working in the field of peacemaking and conflict transformation since 2005 when he acted as the liaison between an international NGO, the faith community, the Pakistani military, and the United Nations in the aftermath of a massive earthquake in Northern Pakistan.  Informed by that unique multi-cultural experience, his career as a church planter and Lead Pastor in the San Francisco Bay Area, and because of his deep engagement within national and international conflicts, he co-founded The Global Immersion Project in an effort to form men and women into Everyday Peacemakers who are equipped and mobilized to reach across boundaries and seek human flourishing.  He specializes in creating dynamic, collaborative spaces of integrative learning that move students beyond theory and into practice. Jer completed his undergrad work at The University of Northwestern-St. Paul and his M.Div. at Fuller Theological Seminary where he focused his studies on innovative leadership in peace and reconciliation and was the recipient of the prestigious David Allen Hubbard Award. He currently resides in Bend, OR with his family and writes HERE.