Beau & Kristen Davidson
Kristen Davidson spent her teenage years training as a chef before beginning a five-year stint with The Factory at YWAM England. It was there that she moved beyond her culinary background and to begin implementing the meal as a discipline in making space and telling story - from setting a table to curating creative conversation to fostering holy celebration. In this, Kristen discovered her lingering vocation. After moving to Kansas City, Missouri to study art and creative writing, Kristen began co-pastoring a thriving arts community at the Kansas City Boiler Room, helping to steward the life and rhythm of a collaborative fine arts studio. Here she pursued her own multi-disciplinary arts practice, expanding her craft from food to ceramics and textiles. Kristen now lives on a farm with her husband and two children where they are exploring questions of real food, alternative economics, & radical hospitality (i.e. neighboring) and whole living.
Beau Davidson is a worshipper, farmer, music producer, father and husband. After earning his BS in Recording Engineering from MTSU, Beau spent his early 20s working in the Nashville, TN music industry. In 2009, he joined YWAM New Zealand, where he began two years of itinerant ministry and music. In 2011, Beau returned to his hometown of Kansas City, MO to join the worship arts community at the Kansas City Boiler room. There, he met and married his wife, Kristen—and in a surprise twist, also fell in love with dirt. Thus began a philosophical love affair with Land. Together, Beau and Kristen began practicing ecosystem regeneration in the heart of urban Kansas City. In 2016, they moved with their two children to a working farm where they began Edgeland Farms, an ecological research initiative to tend the borderland between philosophy and practice of resource-stewardship, creativity, and whole living.