Our Leadership Team
Lee Van Ham
Lee was part of a group in Chicago who co-founded Jubilee Economics Ministries (JEM) in 2000. He retired early from 32 years of pastoral ministry in congregations of the Presbyterian Church USA. when a Call took him into this ministry in ecology, economics, and spirituality. In 2002 Lee and Juanita moved to San Diego for health and family reasons. They live within minutes of their grandchildren. JEM continued to evolve. Lee focused on writing and giving biblically oriented presentations on current crises. Today JEM addresses the ecological breakdown underway by choosing OneEarth ways over MultiEarth ones. Lee’s four books all advocate for OneEarth living, or using the resources of only one planet, as opposed to MultiEarth living which uses the resources globally of 1.7 planets. Since 2015 JEM is a bi-national ministry, U.S. and three locations in Mexico.