Chris Hoke is a jail chaplain and pastor to gangs and violent offenders in Washington's Skagit Valley, and he is the author of Wanted: A Spiritual Pursuit Through Jail, Among Outlaws, and Across Borders. Through his work with the organization Tierra Nueva he cofounded a coffee-roasting business, Underground Coffee, which employs men coming out of prison and addiction, and connects them to agricultural partners in Honduras. Hoke received his BA from the University of California, Berkeley and his MFA in creative nonfiction from Seattle Pacific University. Hoke's work has been featured on NPR and in The Sun, Sojourners, and Christian Century.
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