Lisa Brenskelle serves as the Lutherans Restoring Creation Team Lead for the Texas Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod of the ELCA. She is the founder of the Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston, and also serves as Climate Communication Coordinator for Houston for the Texas chapter of Interfaith Power & Light. LisaRead More →

I was born and raised in Austin, Texas in a family that, up to my generation, had a long history as farm laborers and farmers, and with origins stretching back to Oslo, Norway and to Guanajuato, Mexico. During my so-called formative years, I was raised in Lutheran schools, and bothRead More →

How have your plans to integrate creation care in your congregation’s life been working out? Did you complete an Action Plan? Are you celebrating the Season of Creation? Have you started a Green Team?

Stay connected & share updates to keep momentum! We want to help celebrate and share advice on challenges. Take a stroll through the stories shared by other members below, or add your own story by completing this form (click here)!

Lisa Brenskelle

Lisa Brenskelle

Lisa Brenskelle serves as the Lutherans Restoring Creation Team Lead for the Texas Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod of the ELCA ...
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Season of Creation Sunset Prayer Service

Season of Creation Sunset Prayer Service

Good Shepherd's Creation Care Team hosted a picnic and led an ecumenical Sunset Prayer service on Wednesday, September 8th to ...
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Rev. Dr. H. Paul Santmire Publishes New Book Dedicated to Lutherans Restoring Creation and it's Founder, David Rhoads

Rev. Dr. H. Paul Santmire Publishes New Book Dedicated to Lutherans Restoring Creation and it’s Founder, David Rhoads

The Rev. Dr. H. Paul Santmire, Lutherans Restoring Creation (LRC) Advisory Board member, has published a new book dedicated to ...
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The Green Foundation of Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg

The Green Foundation of Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg

Geothermal Comes to the Battlefield By Delaney Schlake (M. Div Middler, Trinity Lutheran Seminary) 150 years ago, the Lutheran Theological Seminary ...
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First Lutheran in Decorah Signs Paris Pledge

First Lutheran in Decorah Signs Paris Pledge

by Sarah Webb, Iowa Interfaith Power & Light First Lutheran in Decorah signed the Paris Pledge, joining other congregations across ...
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2016 Churchwide Assembly Passes Memorial To Move Towards A Responsible Energy Future

2016 Churchwide Assembly Passes Memorial To Move Towards A Responsible Energy Future During the months leading up to the August ...
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South Carolina Hosts Communion with Creation

South Carolina Hosts Communion with Creation

Thanks to Rev. Kris Litman-Koon, as the South Carolina's Synod Creation Care convener, a group of ELCA members from across ...
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Growing a garden church from food scraps and compost

Growing a garden church from food scraps and compost

We turned an empty lot in L.A. into an edible sanctuary. by Anna Woofenden (shared from Christian Century magazine) When I moved ...
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March 2, 2019: Central States' Workshop

March 2, 2019: Central States’ Workshop

Everyone is invited to attend the day-long Creation Care Workshop led by members of the Central States Synod Lutherans Restoring ...
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Congregation celebrates "green graduation," invites wider community (2017)

Congregation celebrates “green graduation,” invites wider community (2017)

Members of LCI gather on the steps of the California Capitol to join California Interfaith Power and Light’s Lobby Day ...
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Southeastern Synod's Green Task Force

Southeastern Synod’s Green Task Force

What a wonderful story of regional advocacy! The Southeastern Synod decided to enlist a caring for creation "task force" at ...
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Young Leaders Emerging from Central States Group

Young Leaders Emerging from Central States Group

The Central States Synod Lutherans Restoring Creation (LRC) Mission Table is made up of volunteers from across the Synod who ...
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Tales from a Green Shepherd, Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg (2013)

Tales from a Green Shepherd, Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg (2013)

The second week in August, 2013, about a dozen and a half Lutherans converged on Singmaster House at the Lutheran ...
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Youth Volunteers Improve Energy Efficiency at Koinonia (2016)

Youth Volunteers Improve Energy Efficiency at Koinonia (2016)

By Maggie Hutchison Metropolitan New York Synod, ELCA How many young people does it take to screw in a light ...
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Several ELCA Colleges Named in the Sierra Club's Top "Cool Schools" List (2017)

Several ELCA Colleges Named in the Sierra Club’s Top “Cool Schools” List (2017)

Muhlenberg College, Luther College, Wartburg College, Wittenberg College, and Pacific Lutheran University were all recently included in the Sierra Club's ...
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Featured School: Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA

Featured School: Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA

Gettysburg College has been pursuing sustainable decision making for over three decades. As the world's environmental issues grow more and ...
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St. Olaf Natural Lands Play an Important Role in Conservation Efforts for Native Species

St. Olaf Natural Lands Play an Important Role in Conservation Efforts for Native Species

A story in the Star Tribune newspaper highlights how St. Olaf College's 350 acres of natural lands not only serve ...
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Concordia College in Moorhead Hosts Successful Community Tree Planting Event (2017)

Concordia College in Moorhead Hosts Successful Community Tree Planting Event (2017)

A recent community tree planting event was a huge success. More than 60 students, faculty, and staff helped plant trees ...
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Capital University Utilizes "Green Thread" Environmental Sustainability Platform

Capital University Utilizes “Green Thread” Environmental Sustainability Platform

Through Green Thread, Capital University's environmental sustainability platform, innovative and efficient solutions are brought to life. Green Thread helps employees ...
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Augsburg Awarded $475,000 to Help Infuse Sustainability Into All Facets of College Life (2017)

Augsburg Awarded $475,000 to Help Infuse Sustainability Into All Facets of College Life (2017)

In 2017, Augsburg University launched initiatives to build capacity for integrating environmental sustainability across all curricular, co-curricular, and operational aspects ...
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New England Synod Takes the Challenge (2013)

New England Synod Takes the Challenge (2013)

At the New England 2013 Assembly, June 7-9, voters agreed to urge the restraint of hydraulic fracturing and request an ...
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MN Area Synod Passes Climate Change Resolution

Download the Resolution & Rationale they used to discuss the issues behind the considerations. What do we do to make sure our ...
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Upper Susquehanna Synod Assembly Lutherans Call for Repeal of “Fracking Loopholes” (2014)

On the recommendation of a bipartisan task group, the Upper Susquehanna Synod Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America ...
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Caring for Creation: An Environmental Workshop for People of Faith (Erie, PA Synod Workshop 2014)

Caring for Creation: An Environmental Workshop for People of Faith (Erie, PA Synod Workshop 2014)

Lutherans Restoring Creation of the Northwest Pennsylvania Synod held a workshop (Caring for Creation: An Environmental Workshop for People of ...
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Retreat in S. Carolina - November 2019

Retreat in S. Carolina – November 2019

Communion with Creation at the beautiful Atlantic coastline with other stewards of God’s good creation. Be empowered for creation care ...
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New England Synod's Bishop Hazelwood Connects with Catholics over Climate (and other) Changes

New England Synod’s Bishop Hazelwood Connects with Catholics over Climate (and other) Changes

On the heels of the Pope's Encyclical encouraging caring for our common home, two religious leaders in New England came ...
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Youth Gather and We All Grow!

Youth Gather and We All Grow!

Back in the summer of 2018 hundreds of youth and group leaders visited our Lutherans Restoring Creation space in the ...
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Edmonds Lutheran Church is Going Solar

Edmonds Lutheran Church is Going Solar

Edmonds, WA - Edmonds Lutheran Church (ELC) installed a solar photovoltaic system to generate renewable energy for their facility in mid- February ...
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Working their Beliefs into the Public Sphere 

Working their Beliefs into the Public Sphere 

On Earth Day 2016, a small group of people of faith visited Massachusetts' Senator Ed Markey's office in Boston to ...
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An Earth Day Action with Results:

An Earth Day Action with Results:

*On June 28, 2017 there was a follow-up to this meeting with Sen. Elizabeth Warren - read here* Working their ...
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Booker Vance is the Policy Outreach Coordinator for Elevate Energy.  He is a native of Houston, TX. He attended Bethany Lutheran College in Lindsborg, KS where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics with a concentration in Mathematics in 1980. He continued his education as he graduatedRead More →

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