Kelly’s project revolved around food sustainability in Castro Valley, California. She is organized a food justice fair in collaboration with Faith Lutheran Church’s food pantry.
Meg’s project strengthened EcoFaith’s partnership with Eloheh Indigenous Center for Earth Justice. She worked on building community and strengthening in-person and online presence of both organizations.
Kira’s project was based in identifying transgenerational trauma and how it intersects climate justice. She found research supporting why we should follow BIPOC leaders in the climate justice movement and ways in which we can support leaders such as these.
Sarah’s work with EcoFaith was primarily focused on creating resources around a reimagined Catholic church called Garden Church. Grown in an ecofeminist ideology rooted in cherishing earths resources.
Ariel focused on ways in which you can tangibly see earth justice within daily practices and how this can connect us spiritually. She worked to create an urban garden that was maintained past her internship.
Juli’s project worked to create chaplaincy within small nursing-home networks and promote green spaces within communities by organizing and mobilizing congregations.
Dave worked as an intern coordinator with a primary purpose to heal our broken landscapes as well as our addicted society. He has roots in permaculture and worked to guide interns in their journey with EcoFaith,
Minda’s internship was focused upon enhancing the role of the website and integrating blog and social media into the communications strategy of EcoFaith Recovery.
Karin’s project focused on the EcoFaith Youth Camp and she served as a table leader for the Fall 2014 Organizing in the Biocommons course.
Barbara worked in her practicum to participate in the Organizing in the Bio-Commons workshop and generally support the work of Eco-Faith Recovery to address our addiction to consumerism.
Nikki developed a workshop for teenage girls and young women focusing on how a recovery from consumerist addiction would lead to the rehabilitation of the female body and the Earth.
Jason developed and worked at Red Clover Farm, a small urban farm reconnecting people to their food sources and to one another.
Molly designed an intergenerational women’s retreat to explore the unique responsibilities of the feminine voice in caring for creation. They explored the theological wisdom of ecofeminism and indigenous spirituality and worked on building deeper, more fruitful relationships within her own communities.
Kirra’s internship involved working with the Beyond Fossil Fuels initiative. Her internship consisted of assisting BFF with short term and long term strategies, streamlining practices, and providing administrative support where needed.
For his internship Matt explored the intersection of environmental justice, permaculture, theology, and social justice.
Redbird engaged in a mini-Internship with EcoFaith Recovery to support his leadership development through a four-week intensive service-learning project on Eloheh Farm.
Sara Gross Samuelson
Sara worked with EcoFaith interns to deepen their relationships and offer support to one another. She also helped interns advance their leadership development goals and recommended strategies for enhancing the internship program over time.
Bradley Charles Seibel
At the core of Sarah’s call to ministry is a deep connection to the earth and wonder at the magnificence of the world we live in.
Liz’s project used her sociology degree and interest in gathering stories to develop relationships with other people who choose to live near the Great Lakes.