I have the honor of serving as the new Creation Justice Advocate at Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO).
I am excited to begin working with people of faith from all over Oregon toward caring for God’s creation in ways that lead toward justice and reconciliation with people and the land.
I’ll tell you a little bit about myself. I have been working at Portland Seminary of George Fox University since 2011, teaching in their Creation Care Program since 2014. I grew up in Oregon and am a recorded Quaker minister, with an MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary. I also hold an M.S. in environmental studies from Antioch University New England and am a Ph.D. candidate there as well. I’ve spent most of my life in the Willamette Valley. In the 2018–2019 school year, I lived outside of Ashland in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument as a visiting professor of environmental studies at a small off campus study program called the Oregon Extension.
My research and my passion focuses on the nexus of faith communities, the environment, and social justice, and so this job as EMO’s Creation Justice Advocate is exactly where I feel called to be.
In the next few months, I have two goals: (1) help EMO’s Public Policy Director Britt Conroy as we advocate for the passage of strong environmental regulation in this year’s Legislative Session, and (2) get to know you all.
I would love to hear from each of you who receive this newsletter! You can write me a few lines (
) about where you are in the state,
what you’re working on, and how EMO can be supportive of your work related to climate justice, or you may schedule a time to meet with me in person or by phone/video chat.
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Thank you, and I look forward to collaborating with you in this important work!