Readiness to work wherever needed makes community life possible

Jeremy Decker

Jeremy Decker 1986 –

Raised on a Minnesota farm, Jeremy was a teen when his family moved to a Bruderhof in upstate New York.

He became a member in his own right at twenty-one. Now he and his wife, Sallie, an optometrist, have two children.

An active member of the local volunteer fire department, Jeremy has worked a variety of jobs inside and outside the community: in an orchard, in home improvement, as an auto mechanic, and his current job, maintaining inventory and parts flow and overseeing the jigs and tooling department in one of the Bruderhof’s factories.

I wouldn’t say I’m “called” to the specific job I’m currently doing. Living in community with brothers and sisters, sharing all things, and serving one another – that’s my calling. Having said that, it’s my readiness to work wherever I’m needed that makes community life possible. In other words, it doesn’t matter so much what I’m doing, as what I’m doing it for.

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