John Franklin Hay


John Franklin Hay is a community advocate, avid cyclist, and university teacher in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. His work at the intersection of community development, nonprofit leadership, and urban faith communities spans two decades.

John has guided three leading local nonprofits and two urban congregations. In addition to teaching graduate courses in nonprofit management at Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs, IUPUI, he currently directs Indy-east Asset Development, a nonprofit community development corporation (CDC). John also consults with nonprofits and is researching radical hospitality as a model for enhanced human services and community development outcomes.

John has also participated in and led international charitable fundraising bicycle rides in India, Vietnam and Kenya. More cause-related cycling excursions are in development.

In March 2013, John published his first book via Smashwords. "What Saved Grace?" is a fiction story about the beauty and complexity of compassion.

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What Saved Grace?
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 60,770. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary, Fiction » Inspirational
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When a struggling young family moves into an urban neighborhood and seeks help, they find themselves trying to navigate the conflicting compassionate responses of well-meaning people. As the do-gooding neighbors of Theo and Grace try to sort out how best to help, a sudden health crisis in the family further reveals mercy’s complexities. Amid crosscurrents of care, something wonderful happens.

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