Meet Zachary Drennen

President of Strong Mountain Communities

Hometown: Charleston, WV

Episcopal priest, former school teacher and organic farmer. Most recent endeavors prior to working with Coalfield include running an international NGO in Kenya focused on educational development in rural communities.

BA: Economics, Masters in Divinity

Fun Facts: Lived in Kenya for 8 years and ran the Nairobi Marathon twice. Lost both times.

Favorite Movie/Book Quote: Punch it, Chewy. (Star Wars, of course)

Personal Motto: This above all, to thine own self be true. (Shakespeare)

Favorite Saying: “Is that a rule, or just a guideline?”

Personal Hero: The Rt. Rev. Jack Spong

Most Interesting Place Ever Visited: Mountain gorillas of Rwanda.

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