There’s no question the COVID pandemic has changed life as we know it. Many folks not only work from home now—they’ve migrated to the suburbs entirely. What impact has this had on local urban churches? In cities like Washington DC and Baltimore, it is becoming more and more difficult to launch and sustain churches.
Dan Mackett and Jake Abraham joined us to talk about how Redemption Collective helps communities by launching businesses that optimize commercial real estate in cities for church planting, shared profits, and ecosystem sustainability.
Dan Mackett is the founder and CEO of Redemption Collective. After graduating from the UW-Madison, he went on to serve as a management consultant with Baker Tilly, where he helped clients transform their PMO and IT operations. Dan went on to lead International Justice Missions’ College Mobilization program, where he led the strategy and coaching for over 330 student leaders, formed national partnerships with Cru and other campus ministries, and helped increase collegiate giving by 243%. Dan also is the founder and current Board Chair for A Just Brew Coffee, a network of volunteer run coffee shops where 100% of profits help end slavery.
Dan and his wife Alyssa have been married for 4 years and welcomed their first son, Jones Bradford, in late 2019. They live in Alexandria, VA and are members at Del Ray Baptist Church, where Dan recently completed a Pastoral Internship.
Sunish “Jake” Abraham, a self-proclaimed cultural mutt, was born in India and raised in India and the Philippines before moving to the United States, then Australia and currently in Washington DC. Jake has led diverse projects in Australia, India, Southeast Asia and the US and currently serves with Cru, a global community passionate about connecting people to Jesus. Jake also serves as Assistant Director at OneHeartDC, a city-wide network of over 700 churches and organizations in the Washington DC area.
Jake also serves on the leadership of the Advance Initiative, a movement of ethnic Indians around the world planting multi-ethnic churches and as President and Director of the Indus Forum.