Board of Directors

2020

Previous Boards listed below.  Organizations for identification only

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 
    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