My Journey with ecoAmerica-Rev. Carol Devine

By Scott Hardin-Hieri

My relationship with ecoAmerica began when Meighen Speiser contacted me about doing an article on me as a Green Preacher and Green Chalice Minister. That article led to a meeting between the leadership of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and Bob Perkowtiz in October 2014. Because of ecoAmerica’s support and Bob’s persistence, creation care and climate change were elevated. Rev. Scott Hardin-Nieri became a co-leader of Green Chalice and together we led countless trainings, wrote so many articles and passed two resolutions (Environmental Racism and Going Carbon Neutral).

When Meighen asked me earlier this year if I would consider joining the team as the Faith Director, I was honored and could not think of more important work. There is no issue more important than climate change and I want to do all I can to be part of the solutions. What I bring to this position is a lifelong passion for creation care, 14 years of experience as a pastor, a commitment and history of interfaith work, founding and leading a climate and faith organization, and many friendships and connections with folks doing this work. You should also know that I am a mother to three amazing adult children and I care about future generations. I live in Kentucky, and I love to hike, kayak, cycle, garden and read. I am looking forward to working with you so that together we can solve this wicked problem.

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