Jed Koball

Jed, Jenny Koball and family

Jed Koball assists the Peru Joining Hands Network (Red Uniendo Manos Peru). Joining Hands, an initiative of the Presbyterian Hunger Program that addresses root causes of hunger in partnership with networks of churches and non-governmental organizations in countries with high poverty rates, lead the struggle against hunger and poverty at the local level and are joined by Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) presbyteries and congregational partners that address the same concerns on the global level. 

Red Uniendo Manos Peru is a network of eight Peruvian NGOs and churches located throughout Peru that come together to identify the root causes of poverty and injustices and to address them in their local contexts by shaping and participating in strategic advocacy campaigns at the national and local levels. Red Uniendo Manos Peru tackles issues such as environmental contamination from the mining industry, the growing water crisis due to global warming, and trade policies that disadvantage many Peruvians. Jed helps facilitate the partnerships in Peru and the churches and entities in the U.S. to enhance participation in global advocacy campaigns. He resources the national and local work of the network in Peru as needed.

Jenny Koball is the Peru site coordinator for the Presbyterian Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) program, which sends people ages 19 to 30 to serve in communities of need in the United States and abroad. In addition to service, the YAV experience emphasizes living in intentional Christian community, spiritual formation and vocational discernment. Each YAV in Peru is placed with and accompanies one of the eight NGOs or churches that form the Red Uniendo Manos Peru.

Jed & Jenny were planning to make a visit to First Presbyterian Church in 2019 but were unable to leave the country due to the adoption of their son.  We hope they will be able to make a visit in late 2021 or 2022.

  • If you would like to make a gift to PCHAS, please send checks to: PCHAS at 1220 N. Lindbergh Blvd.  St. Louis, MO  63132, and be sure to note who your gift is in celebration of so that it can be acknowledged. 
  • If you would like to make a gift to Chenoa Stocks’ mission in Peru, please make checks payable to the church, earmarked for Chenoa Stock and mail to First Presbyterian Church at 401 Darst Rd., Ferguson, MO 63135.  
  • If you would like to make a gift to Jed & Jenny Koball’s mission in Peru, please make checks payable to the church, earmarked for Jed & Jenny Koball and mail to First Presbyterian Church, 401 Darst Rd., Ferguson, MO 63135.