Board of Directors

2020

Previous Boards listed below.  Organizations for identification only. Year in parentheses is the last year of that member’s current Board term.

Group photo from the 2019 Board working retreat
  • Rev. Barbara Ballenger (2021)—President
    Associate for Spiritual Formation and Care
    Church of St. Martin in the Fields (Episcopal), Philadelphia
    blog profile piece, 2016 Faith Climate Action Week sermon
  • Rabbi Nathan Martin (2020) — Vice President
    Congregation Beth Israel, Media
    short bio
    PA IPL cyclist profiles 2018, 2019
  • Bill Cozzens (2021)— Treasurer
    Germantown Friends’ Meeting, Philadelphia
    Philadelphia Yearly Meeting
    short bio
    PA IPL cyclist profile 2019
  • Dr. Melinda Krokus (2021)— Secretary
    Ansari Qadiri Rifai Sufi Order
    and the Islamic Center of Scranton
    Scranton
    short bio
  • George Dempsie (2020)
    St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, McAlevy’s Fort (Petersburg)
    short bio
  • Wanda Guthrie (2020)
    Pittsburgh Friends’ Meeting
    GreenFaith Fellow
    Board Member of the Thomas Merton Center, Pittsburgh
    short bio
  • Marali Kalra (2020)
    Third Way Collective, The Pennsylvania State University
    short bio
    PA IPL cyclist profiles 2017, 2019
  • Sr. Donna Korba, IHM (2022)
    Congregation of the Sisters, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Scranton
    member of the planning committee, National Justice Conference of Women Religious
    short bio
  • Dr. Alexandria Poole (2022)
    Spiritual unaffiliated
    Elizabethtown, PA
    short bio
  • Eric Sauder (2022)
    East Chestnut St. Mennonite Church, Lancaster
    Regenerate Lancaster
    short bio
    PA IPL cyclist profile 2015
  • Greg Williams  (2021)
    St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Altoona
    blog profile piece

2019

Previous Boards listed below.  Organizations for identification only

group photo from the 2018 Board working retreat
  • Greg Williams —President
    St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Altoona
    blog profile piece
  • Barbara Ballenger —Vice President
    Associate for Spiritual Formation and Care
    Church of St. Martin in the Fields (Episcopal), Philadelphia
    blog profile piece, 2016 Faith Climate Action Week sermon
  • Bill Cozzens— Treasurer
    Germantown Friends’ Meeting, Philadelphia
    Philadelphia Yearly Meeting
    short bio
  • Rabbi Nathan Martin — Secretary
    Congregation Beth Israel, Media
    short bio
  • Rev. John Creasy
    Associate founding pastor, Open Door Pittsburgh
    Manager, Garfield Farm
    short bio
  • George Dempsie
    St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, McAlevy’s Fort (Petersburg)
    short bio
  • Wanda Guthrie
    Pittsburgh Friends’ Meeting
    GreenFaith Fellow
    Board Member of the Thomas Merton Center, Pittsburgh
    short bio
  • Melinda Krokus
    Ansari Qadiri Rifai Sufi Order
    Scranton
    short bio
  • Bill Lochstet
    Wisdom Table at St. Peter’s (UCC), Lancaster
    Green Justice Ministry Team, Penn Central Conference of the United Church of Christ
    blog profile piece
  • Behzad Zandieh
    Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Harrisburg
    blog profile piece

2018

(Previous Boards listed below.  Organizations for identification only)

  • Greg Williams —President
    St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Altoona
    blog profile piece
  • Barbara Ballenger —Vice President
    Associate for Spiritual Formation and Care
    Church of St. Martin in the Fields (Episcopal), Philadelphia
    blog profile piece, 2016 Faith Climate Action Week sermon
  • Chuck Marshall — Treasurer
    Central Baptist Church (American Baptist Churches USA), Wayne
    blog profile piece
  • Rabbi Nathan Martin — Secretary
    Congregation Beth Israel, Media
    short bio
  • Rev. Carol Thomas Cissel
    The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County, State College
    short bio
  • Rev. John Creasy
    Associate founding pastor, Open Door Pittsburgh
    Manager, Garfield Farm
    short bio
  • George Dempsie
    St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, McAlevy’s Fort (Petersburg)
    short bio
  • Wanda Guthrie
    Pittsburgh Friends’ Meeting
    GreenFaith Fellow
    Board Member of the Thomas Merton Center, Pittsburgh
    short bio
  • Bill Lochstet
    Wisdom Table at St. Peter’s (UCC), Lancaster
    Green Justice Ministry Team, Penn Central Conference of the United Church of Christ
    blog profile piece
  • Behzad Zandieh
    Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Harrisburg
    blog profile piece

2017

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August 2017 working Board retreat

  • Rabbi Daniel Swartz —President
    Temple Hesed (Union for Reform Judaism), Scranton
    blog pieces, including personal reflection,  OpEd reprints, and testimony
  • Rev. Doug Hunt —Vice President
    (ordained UCC, retired)
    member: Main Line Unitarian Church, Devon
    sermon given to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Pottstown, 2014
  • Barbara Ballenger —Secretary
    Associate for Spiritual Formation and Care
    Church of St. Martin in the Fields (Episcopal), Philadelphia
    blog profile piece, 2016 Faith Climate Action Week sermon
  • Rev. John Creasy
    Associate founding pastor, Open Door Pittsburgh
    Manager, Garfield Farm
    short bio
  • Barbara Giovagnioli
    member, Diocese of Scranton
    short bio
  • Wanda Guthrie
    Pittsburgh Friends’ Meeting
    GreenFaith Fellow
    Board Member of the Thomas Merton Center, Pittsburgh
    short bio
  • Bill Lochstet
    Wisdom Table at St. Peter’s (UCC), Lancaster
    Green Justice Ministry Team, Penn Central Conference of the United Church of Christ
    blog profile piece
  • Chuck Marshall
    Central Baptist Church (American Baptist Churches USA), Wayne
    blog profile piece
  • Rev. Paul Metzloff
    Holy Trinity Church (ELCA), Kingston
    GreenFaith Fellow
    testimony to the DEP
  • Greg Williams
    St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Altoona
    blog profile piece
  • Peter Winslow
    P’Nai Or Congregation, Philadelphia
    blog profile piece
  • Behzad Zandieh
    Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Harrisburg
    blog profile piece

2015-2016

  • Rabbi Daniel Swartz —President
    Temple Hesed (Union for Reform Judaism), Scranton
  • Rev. Doug Hunt —Vice President
    (ordained UCC, retired)
    member: Main Line Unitarian Church, Devon
  • Barbara Ballenger —Secretary
    Associate for Spiritual Formation and Care
    Church of St. Martin in the Fields (Episcopal), Philadelphia
    blog profile piece, 2016 Faith Climate Action Week sermon
  • Barbara Donnini
    St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Norristown
    Villanova
    blog profile piece
  • Bill Lochstet
    Wisdom Table at St. Peter’s (UCC), Lancaster
    Green Justice Ministry Team, Penn Central Conference of the United Church of Christ
    blog profile piece
  • Rachel Mark
    Unitarian Church of Harrisburg
    Religion and Society Center, Harrisburg, and Interfaith Coalition on the Environment
    blog profile piece
  • Chuck Marshall
    Central Baptist Church (American Baptist Churches USA), Wayne
    blog profile piece
  • Rev. Paul Metzloff
    Holy Trinity Church (ELCA), Kingston
    GreenFaith Fellow
    testimony to the DEP
  • Greg Williams
    St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Altoona
    blog profile piece
  • Peter Winslow
    P’Nai Or Congregation, Philadelphia
    blog profile piece
  • Behzad Zandieh
    Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Harrisburg
  • Sr. Donna Zwigart, OSF
    Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, Mt. Alvernia, Millvale
    (through August 2016, when she was moved to a new position in upstate New York)
    testimony to the EPA: July 2014, September 2015

2014-2015

  • Rabbi Daniel Swartz —President
    Temple Hesed (Union for Reform Judaism), Scranton
  • Rev. Doug Hunt —Vice President
    (ordained UCC, retired)
    member: Main Line Unitarian Church, Devon
  • Barbara Donnini —Treasurer
    St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Norristown
    Villanova
  • Rachel Mark — Secretary
    Unitarian Church of Harrisburg
    Religion and Society Center, Harrisburg, and Interfaith Coalition on the Environment
  • Rev. Cheryl Pyrch —co-chair, Philadelphia PA IPL
    Summit Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia
  • Bill Lochstet
    Wisdom Table at St. Peter’s (UCC), Lancaster
    Green Justice Ministry Team, Penn Central Conference of the United Church of Christ
  • Chuck Marshall
    Central Baptist Church (American Baptist Churches USA), Wayne
  • Rev. Amy Reumann
    Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in Pennsylvania (ELCA)
    GreenFaith Fellow
  • John Roe
    State College Presbyterian Church, State College
    GreenFaith Fellow
  • Peter Winslow
    P’Nai Or Congregation, Philadelphia
  • Behzad Zandieh
    Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Harrisburg
  • Sr. Donna Zwigart, OSF
    Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, Mt. Alvernia, Millvale

2013-2014

First fiscal year with our own 501c3 status.

  • Rabbi Daniel Swartz —President
    Temple Hesed (Union for Reform Judaism), Scranton
  • Rev. Doug Hunt —Vice President
    (ordained UCC, retired)
    member: Main Line Unitarian Church, Devon
  • Barbara Donnini —Treasurer
    St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Norristown
    Villanova
    began in April 2014 by unanimous decision of the Board, formally elected October 2014
  • Rachel Mark — Secretary
    Unitarian Church of Harrisburg
    Religion and Society Center, Harrisburg, and Interfaith Coalition on the Environment
  • John Bechtel
    Tree of Life Lutheran (ELCA), Harrisburg
  • Rev. Cheryl Pyrch —co-chair, Philadelphia PA IPL
    Summit Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia
  • Bill Lochstet
    Wisdom Table at St. Peter’s (UCC), Lancaster
    Green Justice Ministry Team, Penn Central Conference of the United Church of Christ
  • Chuck Marshall
    Central Baptist Church (American Baptist Churches USA), Wayne
  • Sylvia Neely (Acting Treasurer through April 2014)
    University Baptist and Brethren Church, State College
  • Rev. Amy Reumann
    Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in Pennsylvania (ELCA)
    GreenFaith Fellow
  • John Roe
    State College Presbyterian Church, State College
    GreenFaith Fellow
  • Behzad Zandieh
    Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Harrisburg

2012-2013

Fiscally sponsored as a project of the Religion and Society Center, Harrisburg

  • Rev. Bill Thwing — President
    St. Paul’s (UCC), Johnstown
  • Rabbi Daniel Swartz —Vice President
    Temple Hesed (Union for Reform Judaism), Scranton
  • John Roe — Treasurer
    Calvary Baptist Church, State College
    GreenFaith Fellow
  • Sylvia Neely —Secretary
    University Baptist and Brethren Church, State College
  • Christine Brotherson
    Sustainability Initiatives Through Campus Ministries, Erie
    (Roman Catholic)
  • Krista Showalter Ehst
    Bally Mennonite Church, Bally  (MDiv thesis)
  • Rachel Mark
    Unitarian Church of Harrisburg
    Religion and Society Center, Harrisburg, and Interfaith Coalition on the Environment
  • Chuck Marshall
    Central Baptist Church (American Baptist Churches USA), Wayne
  • Rev. Daishin Eric McCabe
    Mt. Equity Zendo (Soto Zen Buddhist)
  • Rev. Cheryl Pyrch —co-chair, Philadelphia PA IPL
    Summit Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia
  • Rev. Amy Reumann
    Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in Pennsylvania (ELCA)
  • Behzad Zandieh
    Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Harrisburg

2010-2012

Fiscally sponsored as a project of the Religion and Society Center, Harrisburg.  Steering Committees included: 

Sylvia Neely

Jon Brockopp

Joy Bergey

Peter Dugas

Rachel Mark

Chuck Marshall

Rev. Jane Ellen Nickell

Rev. Cheryl Pyrch

Jay Searles

Bill Sharp

Rabbi Daniel Swartz

Rev. Bill Thwing