Lead Organizer, Faith in the Valley                                                                                                                                   he/him/his

Marcel Woodruff is a native of Fresno, California, and graduate of Bullard High School. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in computer science from Xavier University of Louisiana, and his Master of Divinity from Fresno Pacific University Seminary. Marcel has served as a mentor, adviser, and life coach to, Fresno youth primarily from the Southwest and Southeast areas of Fresno, for 17 years, and during that time has worked with over 3000 youth in Fresno, CA. Currently, Marcel serves as the lead organizer for Faith In the Valley. Marcel’s primary focus is his work in organizing community generated anti-violence strategies that center healing and decolonization.