Eddie (like Murphy) Kaufholz ("COUGH-holtz")
Eddie Kaufholz is the producer and host of The New Activist, a podcast dedicated to hearing from activists and world changers who are tackling some of the world’s biggest problems. In addition, he is on staff with International Justice Mission, an N.G.O. dedicated to ending slavery around the globe.
Eddie regularly speaks about justice issues, writes on topics of faith and counseling, and was on The RELEVANT Podcast for five years.
He lives in Gainesville, Florida with Brianne (his wife) and Eve and Lucy (his very sweet daughters).
Eddie Kaufholz is a Director of Church Mobilization with International Justice Mission, a global organization that protects the poor from violence in the developing world. This role affords him the opportunity to equip churches and communities by sharing the biblical call to seek justice, introducing them to IJM’s work, and mobilizing them to engage in both local and global ministry.
In addition, Eddie is the producer and host of The New Activist, a podcast presented by International Justice Mission. This podcast is dedicated to hearing from activists and world changers who are tackling some of the planet’s biggest problems. Guests on the show have included Eugene Cho, Gungor, and Tony Hale.
As a long-time cast member on The RELEVANT Podcast, Eddie combines humor, wisdom, and pastoral perspective while engaging topics of culture and faith. He’s also interviewed some of today's most influential thinkers, pastors, and entertainers.
Combining his many years of ministry as a pastor, counselor, Young Life leader, and activist - Eddie is sought after to speak and write on topics of faith, counseling, and justice. In all of these endeavors, Eddie’s goal is to help others know that they’re called to leverage their lives for the sake of other people.
Eddie received a B.S. in Family, Youth, and Community Science at the University of Florida, and earned a Masters in Counseling from Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky. He lives in Gainesville, Florida with Brianne (his wife) and Eve and Lucy (his very sweet daughters).
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“How This Podcast Succeeds at Satirizing Churches Where So Many Others Have Failed” RELEVANT Magazine
"The sermon on Pulse you didn't hear in church" Orlando Sentinel
"I’m 30 and Single. Why Do People Pity Me?" RELEVANT Magazine