Rex Foster

Chief Dignity Officer

As Chief Dignity Officer of Mobile Loaves & Fishes, Rex collaborates with volunteers, MLF staff and community partners to create and identify opportunities for Community First! Village neighbors to earn dignified income through the organization’s Community Works program and other related enterprises. Community Works provides micro-enterprise opportunities that enable men and women who have experienced chronic homelessness to use their God-given talents to earn a dignified income. This includes opportunities to create and sell art and handcrafted products through the Community Works Entrepreneur Hub and the Community Market, as well as through dignified work with the Community Inn, Genesis Gardens and MLF’s culinary operation.

Prior to joining Mobile Loaves & Fishes, Rex oversaw Community Development and Performance Management at Catholic Charities of Baltimore, a $150 million nonprofit with 2,000 employees and 80 programs. While there, Rex led the design and execution of numerous strategic initiatives, including an innovative $5 million asset-based community development project addressing food security and economic development in Baltimore City. He also has several years of experience leading strategic planning and organization development efforts within government and Fortune 500 companies.

A Texas-native, Rex received a BS in Health Sciences from Baylor University, an MS in Organization Development from Texas A&M, and a PhD in Organization Development from the University of Minnesota. Rex lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife Lindsay and their two children.