henryphuntington at gmail dot com 23834 The Clearing Dr. Eagle River, AK  99577 (907) 696-3564 Current Position/Vocation/Location Arctic Science Director, Ocean Conservancy (2017-) Owner, Huntington Consulting (1996-) Relevant Publications by Speaker Huntington, H.P., S.L. Danielson, F.K.Wiese, M. Baker, P. Boveng, J.J. Citta, A. De Robertis, D.M.S. Dickson, E. Farley, J.C.Read More →

Being church together doesn’t have to mean we have one mind.  Listening to the Holy Spirit within each of our stories can help us move beyond disagreement and confusion.   There is no one way to help us along this journey, but there are many resources to help us find commonRead More →

Katrina Martich is a speaker, trainer, and consultant, who helps organizations find holistic approaches to today’s environmental challenges. To this task she brings over twenty years of practical experience as an environmental engineer in public and private sector positions.  In addition to running her own environmental consulting company, Katrina hasRead More →

The Eco-Justice Reformation Working Group is comprised of ELCA theologians, pastors, laity, and teachers committed to stand for ecological justice as a denomination in our actions and in our witness, in our identity and in our mission. (See below for a list of our speakers.)

We are convinced that more than ever we are seeing planetary degradation that is threatening all life on Earth as we know it and causing extensive disruption and dislocation in human communities. The most vulnerable among us are at the greatest risk with the least capacity to cope.

At the same time, we are convinced that the biblical and pastoral vocation to which God calls us in this time is for “the care and redemption of all” that God has made—all as a response to the grace given in creation, in the power and presence of the risen Christ, and in the renewing work of the Holy Spirit.

We saw that the 500th anniversary of the Reformation was a time to call for a reorientation of our denomination to address the ecological crises we are facing as a planet. As Bishop Eaton has asserted: “The present moment is a critical one, filled with both challenge and opportunity to act as faithful individuals and churches in solidarity with God’s good creation.” We believe that the ELCA as a whole can and must fully embrace creation care at the heart of God’s mission on every level—as individual members and as organizations of the church.

To this end we are seeking to provide resources to use as a way to incorporate and promote eco-justice ministry into the life of the church. One of these resources is a Speakers Bureau. This Speakers Bureau has been gathered to represent a number of informed leaders in the ELCA capable of serving as conference speakers, panel participants, and workshop leaders for events sponsored by congregations, synods, seminaries, ministeriums, colleges, and other agencies of the church.

We hope that you will find the following Speakers Bureau information helpful in planning events which promote eco-theology and that foster an eco-Justice reforming of the church.

(This information can also be downloaded in either a PDF version here or a Word version here)

waldkoenig@ltsg.edu Gettysburg Seminary 61 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg, PA 17325 (717) 338-3029  Office Current Position/Vocation/Location Professor of Church in Society, Gettysburg Seminary Director, Town and Country Church Institute (TCCI) Relevant Publications by Speaker ·       “Ecological Restoration and Scenes of Grace” in Journal of Lutheran Ethics 15:2 (Feb 2015). http://www.elca.org/JLE/Articles/1073 ·       “FromRead More →

avigen@luc.edu Loyola University Chicago Dept. of Theology, Crown 309 1032 W. Sheridan Road Chicago, IL 60660 (773) 508-2342 Office Current Position/Vocation/Location Associate Professor of Christian Social Ethics, Loyola University Chicago Relevant Publications by Speaker ·       “For the Health of All: Human & Ecological Well-Being.” Invited chapter. In Eco-Reformation: Grace andRead More →

bstewart@lstc.edu The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago 1100 E. 55th St. Chicago, Il 60615   (773) 256-0769 Current Position/Vocation/Location Gordon A. Braatz Associate Professor of Worship and Director of Advanced Studies, The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago Convener, Ecology and Liturgy Seminar, The North American Academy of Liturgy RelevantRead More →

glschraderdc@aol.com 5254 W. Saguaro Cliffs Dr. Tucson, AZ  85745 (520) 647-9863 Current Position/Vocation/Location Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona; former Research Dean for College of Engineering and Department Chair; Organizational Chair for International Congresses on Sustainable Science and Engineering (host of 2011 meetingRead More →

Rev. Dr. Leah D. Schade first started helping Lutherans Restoring Creation as she joined us in a training at Mar-Lu Ridge camp in Maryland in 2011 and shared her personal experiences being a pastor on the frontline of the fracking issues in Pennsylvania. Then, in 2013, she graciously gave aRead More →

rhrude47@yahoo.com 3781 W Sallee Rd Tucson AZ  85745 (520) 623-7575 (o)     (520) 240-0618 (c) Current Position/Vocation/Location ELCA Lutheran Campus Pastor, Univ of AZ (2001 – present) Adjunct faculty, Chicago Theological Seminary (online course “Christian Narrative, Christian Ministry, Science, and Sustainability” – Fall Semester 2014) Teacher, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, UnivRead More →