Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

Winder parishioner hikes Appalachian Trail to support Amigos project

Published July 6, 2017

WINDER—Jeff Carr faces another 1,100 miles, with more than 1,000 miles completed. He is hiking the Appalachian Trail, from Georgia to Maine, to raise money to drill a water well in Nicaragua. Having started in mid-April, Carr expects the journey up the spine of the East Coast to last 18 weeks.

His effort will help Amigos for Christ with its ministry to people in Central America. He hopes to raise $50,000 for this journey to build a water system for a rural community in Nicaragua.

He adopted the tradition of the trail to take on a nickname. Carr goes by Tripod. In his online hiking journal, he wrote, “The Christian tripod is my personal base for direction with three legs: prayer, study, and apostolic action. I am driven and guided by the Holy Spirit!”

Carr and his wife, Kim, worship at St. Matthew Church, Winder.

You can follow his trail journey at To pledge a donation for the Amigos for Christ project, please visit