Where is EcoFaith’s office?
Good question! We operate a virtual office! But our community partners offer the following gifts:
St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Beaverton, OR for office supplies, workspace, printer and copying
Salt & Light in NE Portland, OR for meeting space, particularly the Beyond Fossil Fuels and Organizing in the Biocommons Initiatives.
Central Lutheran Church in NE Portland, OR hosts the EcoFaith Recovery closet cabinet, allowing our volunteer leaders access to materials.
Thank you to all the community groups that help EcoFaith Recovery!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with general inquiries.
P.O. Box 12612
Portland, OR 97212
Part time staff
EcoFaith Recovery has a small part time staff to assist in administrative duties and support our volunteer leaders.
Pastor/Organizer (part-time): Rev. Robyn Hartwig serves as part-time pastor/organizer for EcoFaith Recovery and three-quarter time associate pastor for St. Andrew Lutheran Church of Beaverton, Oregon. Her leadership of EcoFaith Recovery has been greatly enhanced by her training as a GreenFaith Fellow in 2009, 2010, her participation in the 2008 training of 150 religious community leaders by former vice-president Al Gore Climate Project, and her previous training and experience as a high school economics and government teacher. She received training from Lutherans Restoring Creation to serve as a “Green Congregations” trainer and by the Industrial Areas Foundation in its week-long Northwest Regional Leadership Institute to enhance her abilities as a faith-based organizer. In her free time Robyn reconnects with the natural world through hiking, drumming, and dancing.
She can be reached at email@example.com.
Administrative Assistant (15 hours per week):
Jennilee Porch graduated from George Fox Seminary with her MDiv degree in April 2016. She is a member of the Wilderness Way Community who is also a professional life coach just starting her coaching practice. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, nature photography, videography, music, learning, and exploring Oregon, among other things. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interim Volunteer and Development Coordinator (7 hours per week):
Chris Bekemeier is well known to the EcoFaith community as a primary volunteer leader in our Beyond Fossil Fuels Initiative. Chris has an extensive professional background in non-profit administration, is a mom of two fine young adult boys, and a long-time member of Central Lutheran Church (CLC) in NE Portland. Among other volunteer roles at Central, she serves as a leader of CLC’s Care for Creation team and as the Church Council Vice President. Chris was first drawn to EcoFaith Recovery Beyond Fossil Fuels(BFF) initiative as a faith-based source of support and inspiration for her work at Central.
In addition to her leadership work with BFF, Chris participated in EcoFaith’s fall 2014 Organizing in the Biocommons course, and was a member of EcoFaith’s fall 2015 Project Team. The EcoFaith community is an important source of inspiration, wisdom, support and grounding for me, says Chris. “I look forward to learning where God will lead us as we move forward together into a new chapter.” Chris is still using her personal email account for her volunteer leadership within the Beyond Fossil Fuels Initiative but will be at email@example.com her role as Volunteer and Development Coordinator for EcoFaith Recovery.