Jeffry Odell Korgen is a coach and consultant and who has worked with several Catholic, interfaith and secular non-profit organizations on coaching, planning, and evaluation. He is also a consultant on leadership development for Leadership Roundtable and served as the executive director for the Department of Diocesan Planning for the Diocese of Metuchen for six years. Jeff worked previously as an educator on Catholic social teaching and action, a community organizer, and a youth minister.
Jeff is the author of Solidarity Will Transform the World: Stories of Hope from Catholic Relief Services, and Beyond Empowerment: A Pilgrimage with the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. A native of Louisiana, Jeff is a graduate of Boston College with degrees in philosophy, pastoral ministry, and social work. He lives in the Township of Montclair, New Jersey, with his wife, sociologist Kathleen Odell Korgen and daughters Julie and Jessica.