Pastor/Organizer EcoFaith Recovery, Portland, Oregon
Associate Pastor, St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Beaverton, Oregon
· Spiritual Practices for Awakening Leadership and overcoming Denial, Overwhelm, and Burnout
· Personal story telling as public witness
· Relational conversations as spiritual currency in service of the common good
Current Personal/Public Activity relating to ecology
Founder of EcoFaith Recovery in metropolitan Portland, Oregon in partnership with many other lay and ordained Lutheran leaders. (See listing for EcoFaith Recovery above.)
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Summary Quote from Speaker
Even our elected public officials have described our country as being “addicted to oil” and hooked on unlimited growth. Can we imagine our churches as centers of recovery from unsustainable systems and unjust practices that wreak havoc upon the most vulnerable while degrading the whole of creation? To grow a congregational recovery movement, we need spiritually grounded, relationally-connected leaders engaging in deep spiritual practices, mutual support, accountability, education, mentorship, courageous public action and ongoing reflection.