Obed (he/him) started at Footsteps in May 2022 as the Operations Assistant. He handles managing the office for staff and events, data entry, finances, IT, and general support as needed. Obed was an Evangelical Christian until he was 18 and fully parted ways with the church when he was 25. He finds a mutual connection to Footsteps as he also left a religion he was raised in, and worked as a case planner for at-risk youth. Obed taught in public schools and still runs a free summer camp for kids both in New York City. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from SUNY Oneonta.