Amanda jordan-Starks

Director of UrbanLife Southeast



Amanda is third generation Californian. Her parents raised her and her younger brother in Northern California in a small coastal town near the Oregon border. She first came to San Diego to pursue a degree in International Studies-Political Science at UCSD, where she got involved with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship (IV). She served as volunteer staff with IV for two years after graduating, while serving students as an English tutor at San Diego City College. She later obtained a Master's degree in Social Justice in Intercultural Relations with a focus on Multicultural Organization Development, developing her love for activism with tools to equip the Church in cultural competency. Amanda currently serves UrbanLife Southeast through pastoring the Southeast Missional Community, as well as directing its youth outreach and community development activities. Her love for growing food and serving youth came together when she began directing the UrbanLife Farms program. Her favorite veggies are radishes and artichokes!