Associate Director of Mission Funding
Jared Fears, a minister for Community of Christ, is the church’s Mission Funding Team leader and has served the church for over 20 years. He holds the priesthood office of bishop.
A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Jared received a bachelor of arts degree from Graceland University, Lamoni, Iowa; and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Kansas in Lawrence. He is a Certified Financial PlannerTM practitioner and a graduate of the College for Financial Planning, Denver, Colorado; and the National Planned Giving Institute at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. Previously he was a budget analyst and assistant personnel director for the City of Independence, Missouri.
He is involved in many community organizations: Mid-America Planned Giving Council (board member), Boy Scouts of America, Lions Club, and United Consumers Credit Union. He is also the liaison between Community of Christ and Boy Scouts of America.
His field responsibilities include selected congregations in the Central USA and Midlands USA mission centers.
Community of Christ has 250,000 members in more than 60 nations. The church’s mission is to “proclaim Jesus Christ and promote communities of joy, hope, love, and peace.” Community of Christ International Headquarters is located in Independence, Missouri.