Entrepreneur Leadership Series: Reverend Jay and Toni Ragsdale

Reverend Jay was born in Bakersfield, California. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from the University of Wyoming. After “horsing around” for several years, he accepted the call from God to minister to His people. Eventually he came to Utah in search of his brother who was homeless. A year after his brother had died, Jay set out for Pioneer Park on a mission to assist the homeless with a bible and a box of donuts. Fill The Pot Ministry now feeds around 400 people every week in the heart of Salt Lake City, and also provides clothing, shoes, coats, hygiene items, food boxes, and spiritual guidance.

Toni was born in Chicago, Illinois, in an area full of crime and poverty. She works full time as the manager of the Customer Service Department of Insure-Rite for the State of Utah. She is also the co-director of Fill The Pot Ministry and plays a major role to make sure the organization’s doors are always open. Toni was the Director of the Women Ministry at Calvary Baptist Church for nine years. In 2019, she received the Humans Rights Award from the Church Women United Organization. Toni thrives from waking up each day with new opportunities to be used by God. “Being available” is her motto.

See the full Entrepreneur Leadership 2023 schedule.


Wednesday, February 08, 2023 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Eccles Conference Center

Event Type

Panel Discussion/Presentation


Entrepreneurship Center

Target Audience

Students,Alumni,Faculty,Staff,General Public





Event Contact

Name: Page Longhurst
Phone: 434.797.1107
Email: page.longhurst@usu.edu





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