Jordan Tarwater

The Rev. Jordan Tarwater is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), currently serving as the Executive Director and Minister of the Urban Outreach Center at Jan Hus Presbyterian Church in New York City.


What does a theology of the Table look like that extends to every corner of our lives? 

How does it impact every facet of our worship?

What does hospitality look like, really?

How does it transform how we come together as community?

How does a meal help us live out Jesus’ love when love feels distant?

What's God doing when an agnostic millennial eats with a Muslim homeless gentlemen and a Jewish grandmother?

How do we sit together and eat together and be together, in quiet and stillness and laughter and joy, when the world feels so fractured and separated?

What happens when our dinner table is as diverse as the city outside our church?

In what ways does broken bread and poured-out wine send us out into the world to heal and serve and fight on behalf of people with broken bodies, people who feel like their energy and spirit has been poured out without hope of being renewed?

(I’m finishing up a app for a Calvin College Worship grant for Dinner Party and these are just a few of the questions I’m exploring.)