Kolya Braun-Greiner, MDiv, Religious Educator

Kolya@InterfaithChesapeake.org

Kolya attended Union Theological Seminary in New York City ('92), M.Div. where her studies focused on theology and ecology, and co- founded “Ecologians” to activate energy conservation measures at the seminary. An experienced facilitator and faith-based curriculum writer, Kolya has led groups on peace, environmental justice, Native American land rights, advocacy for farm workers, as former national staff with United Methodist Women, and is non-violence trainer in the program Creating a Culture of Peace in the tradition of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Prior to coming to IPC, she served as staff with the Catholic Climate Covenant, where she wrote the curriculum Creation Cries for Justice, Catholic Social Teaching on Climate Change. Kolya also wrote God's Water Heroes: Splash into Living Waters, IPC's vacation bible school curriculum. She and her husband, a Presbyterian pastor and acupuncturist are parents of a college-aged daughter and live in Takoma Park, MD, where Kolya is gradually converting her suburban lawn to native plants.