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GreenFaith's Staff

an introduction with contact info for GreenFaith staff

 

Rev. Fletcher Harper

The Rev. Fletcher Harper
Executive Director
revfharper@greenfaith.org

732-565-7740 ext. 301

Fletcher is an Episcopal priest and GreenFaith’s Executive Director. Under his leadership, GreenFaith has developed innovative programs linking religious belief and practice to the environment. An award-winning spiritual writer and nationally-recognized preacher on the environment, he teaches and speaks at houses of worship from a range of denominations in New Jersey and nationwide about the moral, spiritual basis for environmental stewardship and justice. A graduate of Princeton University and Union Theological Seminary, he served as a parish priest for ten years and in leadership positions in the Episcopal Church before becoming GreenFaith’s Executive Director.

 

Stacey KennealyStacey photo 2014
Certification & Shield Director
skennealy@greenfaith.org

732-565-7740, ext. 303

Stacey directs the GreenFaith Certification Program, and also helps religious groups develop sustainable consumption practices. She wrote Repairing Eden, GreenFaith's sustainable food guide, co-authored a food audit with the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, and has written many other environmental guides and toolkits. She has completed training with the Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education, The Center for Whole Communities, Pine Wind Zen Monastery, and The Climate Project.  An honors graduate of Rutgers University with dual degrees in ecology and environmental policy, Stacey previously worked with Rutgers University’s nationally-respected Director of Purchasing on various “green” purchasing initiatives and as a leader of an environmental project at The Lawrenceville School.  She has worked in depth with hundreds of faith-based schools and houses of worship from diverse religious traditions, helping them integrate environmental initiatives into their operations. In 2010, Stacey was named 'Top 40 under 40' environmental leaders by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council.

 

Anne Rahikainen
Anne Rahikainen

Energy Services Program Director
arahikainen@greenfaith.org

732-565-7740, ext. 304 

Anne previously worked for the Poyry Group,  an engineering and consulting firm serving customers in the energy and environment sectors, advising  energy companies  on renewable energy investments across North America. She also held a sales and outreach role at Green Mountain Energy, one of the largest wind energy project developers and energy marketers in the USA, educating consumers about clean choices and home energy saving strategies . Anne is a BPI Certified Energy Auditor and Business Energy Professional.  She studied Business at Cornell University and has a degree in Environmental Science from the University of Helsinki, Finland.

 

Jessica ChurchJessica Church
Divest & Reinvest Now! Coordinator
jchurch@greenfaith.org

540-588-1743 (cell)

Jessica coordinates GreenFaith’s Divest & Reinvest Now! Campaign, an outreach and organizing initiative to support fossil fuel divestment and clean energy reinvestment by faith communities.  She previously served as the Field Director of the Good Steward Campaign, focusing her efforts on college campus outreach regarding faith, climate change, and fossil fuel divestment. She is a graduate of The University of Virginia and currently lives and works in Washington, D.C. 

 

Paul KaufmanPaul Kaufman headshot

Advocacy Director
pkaufman@greenfaith.org

732-565-7740, ext. 305

Paul has been active in faith-based environmentalism for more than 30 years.  In 1981, he founded and chaired the Environment Committee at Temple Emeth, in Teaneck, NJ, where he has been a member for 45 years.  For eleven years he was the Assistant Regional Director of the New Jersey-West Hudson Valley office of the Union for Reform Judaism, the synagogue coalition of the Reform Jewish Movement.  During that time, he introduced the subject of Jewish Environmentalism to regional and national conventions of the Reform Movement.  He is currently a member of the Commission on Social Action of the Religious Action Center, the social action arm of Reform Judaism.  He teaches at Bergen Community College on the religious foundations of environmentalism.  An ardent hiker and bicyclist, he believes that each person can make a real difference in preserving this planet, and that we have a duty to raise our voices to elected and appointed leaders to support environmental conservation.

 

Rabbi Troster head shot

Rabbi Lawrence Troster
Rabbinic Scholar in Residence
rabbitroster@greenfaith.org

Rabbi Troster is a nationally recognized religious-environmental scholar and leader.  A co-founder of the GreenFaith Fellowship Program, through which he trained over 40 Fellows from around the country, he has also worked as the Rabbinic Fellow of the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL), an Adjunct Lecturer at the Jewish Theological Seminary, a Steinhardt Fellow at the Center for Life and Learning, a Program Officer at the Jewish Life Network, and as a rabbi of congregations in Toronto and New Jersey. He is on the editorial board of Conservative Judaism and he has published and lectured widely on theology, environmentalism, liturgy, bioethics, modern cosmology and Judaism. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the Jewish Theological Seminary.

 

Karyn's photo 2014Karyn Grunwald
Office Manager
kgrunwald@greenfaith.org

732-565-7740, ext. 300

Karyn is GreenFaith’s office manager, overseeing and administering the finances, database, and administrative support related to GreenFaith’s office and programs.  Prior to working for GreenFaith, Karyn did drafting and desktop publishing for various non-profits, including Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic and Chinese Acupuncture Healthcare. For 13 years she has volunteered for the Folk Project, a not-for-profit folk music, storytelling, and dance organization which sponsors and organizes a wide variety of folk activities in the Northern New Jersey area.  She also assisted with desktop publishing for a local town newsletter, and did data entry and other office work for the Mercer Street Friends Food Bank in Trenton. Karyn grew up in Millburn, New Jersey and moved to Florida after high school, where she majored in voice at University of Miami, Florida. 

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