Lariza was born in Bogota, Colombia. She moved to the United States and attended Stetson University in Deland, Florida. Lariza has been working with farmworker communities since 2004, when she was still in college. She is passionate about food production systems and farmworker justice.
Dr. Juan Carabaña, Ph.D, is a native of Spain, a molecular biologist by training and a longtime member and current senior warden of ”El Buen Pastor”of Durham, NC.
He obtained his PhD in molecular Biology in Madrid, Spain and came to the US in 1998, to the Triangle. In the past, he was as a researcher at Duke University Department of Immunology and at UNC Chapel Hill Department of Ophthalmology.
He is also very involved with the Latino community at his church as a co-leader of a Latino Girl Scouts group, as director of the youth group and youth soccer, and developing leadership and educational programs aimed to strengthen the Latino community and improve the quality of life of Latino residents in Durham.
He has three children and enjoys spending time with his family, the great outdoors, and playing soccer.
Administrative Assistant & Immigration Specialist
Maria was born in Rio Grande, Zacatecas, Mexico. With her family, she migrated to the U.S. in 1983 and settled in Benson, North Carolina. She graduated from high school in 1994 and is studying for a degree in criminal justice. She began working with EFwM as an immigration specialist in November 1998.
Bishop Robert Skirving
The Rev. Daniel Mark Cenci is The Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Clinton, NC. The Rev. Cenci acquired a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies and History from The University of Alabama in 2007 and obtained a Master’s in Divinity from The Virginia Theological Seminary in 2012. Daniel has been married to Jessica Dawn Cenci, a Registered Nurse, since June of 2013. They have two children, (Jadon and Mary Emma.) Daniel has a long family history in agriculture in eastern North Carolina and has been a member of the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry board since 2015.
The Rev. Jody Greenwood is the Rector of Church of the Servant in Wilmington, NC. She began serving on the EFwM Board in 2019 and is currently the Board Chair. Jody earned her Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology at Emory University, Atlanta, GA in 2013. Prior to embarking on the vocation of ordained ministry, Jody had a twenty-year career with Chase Bank in her hometown of Houston, TX. She has always been passionate about outreach and social justice and endeavors to live into her baptismal promise to “strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.” In her free time Jody can be found walking on the beach, discovering enticing restaurants with her spouse, Alice, or just hanging out with their dynamic rescue-dogs, Abbey, Roxie and Finn.
The Rev’d Canon Sonny Browne is Canon for Diocesan Life in the Diocese of East Carolina. He serves as Bishop Skirving’s representative on the Board of the Ministry. Prior to his work at as Canon, he served as rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Chocowinity, NC, for 12 years. He is from Bertie County, North Carolina, and was raised on a farm and grew up gardening. Among his earliest memories is riding the fields with his grandmother to take snacks, water, and drinks to folks working to prime, top, and sucker the tobacco. While agriculture has changed since those days, Canon Browne believes that treating farmworkers with dignity and respect and showing hospitality remain critical parts of our humanity.
Tim McKeithan & his wife, Róisín, moved to Duck, North Carolina and joined All Saints Episcopal Church, Southern Shores after retiring from the Navy Supply Corps and from medical practice administration in Norfolk, Virginia in 2009. Tim volunteers for several charitable organizations on the Outer Banks and is the chair of the All Saints Servant Ministry Committee (Outreach) which has been supporting the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry with financial support & donations of work clothes, toiletries & linen for over 6 years. He has worked with Juan Carabana, Program Director, delivering clothing to EFwM and helping with distribution of the food bank. Tim feels that EFwM provides outstanding support that improves the lives and working conditions of the farmworkers of eastern North Carolina, and as a board member he is looking forward to assisting in this important ministry.
Bailey Farrin grew up in Memphis, Tennesse, where she personally witnessed struggles for civil rights and by which she was deeply affected. In 1982, she graduated with a bachelor of arts in English Literature at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, during which she also studied Spanish in Madrid, Spain. After graduation she was a teacher of English and Spanish for three years in different public schools in the states of Arkansas, Connecticut and New York. Bailey graduated with honors from Duke University School of Law in 1990 and practiced civil law including family law for 5 years in Los Angeles County, California. Returning to North Carolina in 1995, Bailey practiced family law until 1998 and then from 1998 to 2005 she worked with Hispanic clients pursuing their legal rights for personal injuries at the law firm James Scott Farrin in Durham. Licensed to practice law in California and North Carolina, Bailey now practices immigration, criminal defense, traffic defense and personal injury with Marcus E. Hill in Durham. She is the president of the North Carolina Advocates of Justice Immigration Lawyer Division and a member of American Immigration Lawyers Association and a member of the Durham County Bar Association. Bailey is a cradle Episcopalian and is a member of Iglesia de Buen Pastor in Durham, North Carolina. Twice a month, Bailey gives free legal consultations at El Centro Hispano in Durham. Bailey has volunteered as an attorney at Church World Services with the Central American Minors Program before it was recently canceled by the Trump administration. Bailey lives in Durham with her two daughters and enjoys tennis and travel during her free time.
Father Daniel Robayo serves as Missioner for Latino/Hispanic Ministries of the Diocese of North Carolina. Before that, he served in parishes of the Diocese of Virginia, where Bishop Peter James Lee ordained him deacon (1987) and priest (1988). He was rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Harrisonburg from 2009 until Bishop Sam Rodman and Bishop Anne Hodges-Copple called him in the summer of 2018 to serve in North Carolina. He resides in Raleigh with his beloved wife Nancy Urrecheaga-Robayo. They have 5 children and 6 grandchildren. Born in Venezuela, Padre Daniel has lived in the US since age 16. Besides his vocation for ministry, he has a passion for community organizing focused on issues affecting Latino communities. He loves singing, reading, and riding his motorcycle.
Gary Daynes is a member of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Wilson, NC. He and his family have lived in Wilson for 6 years, moving there from Salt Lake City, UT. Gary also serves as the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Barton College. Gary’s commitment to the rights and well-being of farmworkers stems from his work as a historian of social movements, his time living in Central America, and his commitment to Christian notions of hospitality and solidarity.
Dick graduated from The University of Rochester in Rochester New York. He worked for IBM in Rochester, Arista Information Systems and Xerox Corp. He then joined the Oliver Wight Companies where he was an Educator/Consultant. He has been an independent Educator/Consultant since 1992. He is the author of the book,’ Orchestrating Success’. Dick has been a sought-after speaker and consultant on Sales and Operations Planning. He has recently been lecturing in Europe and South America.
Dick is a former Senior Warden and Treasurer of Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Haw River. He was chairman of the Outreach Committee at Saint Andrew’s for many years. He is also on the board of the Allied Churches of Alamance County. He resides in Mebane NC with his Wife, Natalie.
Nanci Atkeson grew up in Pennsylvania. After graduating from East Carolina University, she taught in Wake County Public Schools for 30 years, retiring in 2005. Atkeson is active in St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Raleigh, singing in the choir and participating in numerous committees, including Adult Missions, Needlepoint, Prayer Shawl, Lay Eucharistic Ministry, ECW, and Bible study. She also sings in the North Carolina Master Chorale.
Atkeson serves as secretary on the EFwM board of directors and is on the ministry’s Finance Committee.