Fred Skidmore

After 46 years of being involved in various roles in the real estate industry, Fred recently stepped away from real estate and stepped into the very interesting world of substitute teaching. For a number of years he has been very involved in leadership roles at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan. He met Nurya Love Parish at St. Andrew’s when she was the associate priest and it was during her time at St. Andrew’s that Nurya, along with Mike and Bethany Edwardson, formed Plainsong Farm. He says, “From Plainsong Farm’s inception I have watched the team develop and grow Plainsong Farm into ‘A living laboratory for farm based environmental education and Christian discipleship.’ Now as a board member, I can help Plainsong Farm to continue to live abundantly into its mission.”