CRAIG & JEANINE BROEK – Co-Directors

The Table Urban Farm

Jeanine Kopaska Broek, Co-Director

Jeanine completed her Master’s Degree in Public Health at Hunter College/CUNY in New York City (2011) which has led her to pursue links between agriculture and public health. Her passion to see food grown in unsuspecting places led her to develop a master’s thesis on farming corporate campuses as a worksite wellness initiative. Jeanine’s years of study were enhanced by keeping her hands in the dirt locally as she worked for a local community supported farm. Prior to her time in New Jersey, Jeanine worked in higher education as the Director of Admissions at Kuyper College (Grand Rapids, MI).

Jeanine enjoys camping, biking, and hiking with her family in her spare time, and via her work with The Table, has fulfilled her dreams of sharing vegetables from her bicycle.

Craig Broek, Co-Director

Craig began his career in pastoral ministry in Ridgewood, NJ. After serving for 6+ years, he and Jeanine began to pursue a vision of non-traditional ministry. His passion to see people developing in their faith journey shapes his work and community interaction. He enjoys meeting people and building relationships especially through sports and recreational activities, like umpiring and coaching. Craig has also been trained as a Level 1 StrengthsFinder Coach.

In his free time Craig enjoys all sports, taking on new projects, reading, cooking, and homebrewing.

Craig and Jeanine have been married since 1999 and have two young children.

JENNA VAN DONSELAAR – Garden Intern

The Table Urban Farm

Jenna is a Masters of Art in Religion student at Yale Divinity School with a concentration in Religion and Ecology. She is interested in the ways in which religion informs attitudes toward the other- be it non-human creatures, God, or other humans. Jenna believes strongly that Christians are called to actively cultivate community and respond to the structural problems of this world. She enjoys reading and hiking, especially if she can find and identify interesting plants. After she finishes her Masters, Jenna hopes to work towards environmental justice before possibly pursuing her PhD.

MOLLY MCGUIRT – Culinary Intern

The Table Urban Farm

Can food be more than fuel for your body? Molly started asking herself this question in 2016 while living in Breckenridge, Co. Seeking balance and a greater understanding of nutrients, she applied to Metropolitan State University of Denver to study to become a Registered Dietitian. She is passionate about preparing healthy, plant-based food, and she aims to share her knowledge and enthusiasm for nutrition to the community. While pursuing a degree in nutrition, she values cultivating relationships in the community around her. She loves climbing and yoga at Earth Treks in Englewood and attends Platt Park Church. Molly is thrilled to be apart of the team this summer as the Veggie Bike Chef and Nutritionist.