Rudy Carrasco is the United States Regional Facilitator for Partners Worldwide, a global ministry that mobilizes long-term, hands-on relationships to form a powerful Christian network that uses business as the way to create flourishing economic environments and end poverty. Last year the local groups that Carrasco facilitates created and sustained 333 jobs in 6 high unemployment communities.
Carrasco is a board member of the Christian Community Development Association, a lecturer for the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty, and a past board member of World Vision U.S. A graduate of Stanford University with a BA in English, Carrasco’s articles have appeared in Forbes, Christianity Today, the Los Angeles Times, Discipleship Journal and Youthworker, and he is a past columnist for the San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group. He is a commentator on numerous DVD series including The Hole in Our Gospel (Rich Stearns), Effective Stewardship (Acton Institute), Seek Social Justice (Heritage Foundation), PovertyCure (Acton Institute) and Where Faith And Culture Meet (Zondervan/Christianity Today).
Carrasco served for 19 years in an incarnational urban ministry at Harambee Christian Family Center in Pasadena, California, where his work focused on indigenous leadership development of African American and Latino young people was recognized by The White House Office for Faith-based and Community Initiatives as well as the Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s Alumni Hall of Fame. He lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with his wife, Kafi, and their four children.