Jodi Rose Transitions to New Role After a Decade of Service as Executive Director of IPC

Yesterday marked an extraordinary day at the first Faith & Waters Restoration Summit where nearly 200 passionate individuals congregated, dedicated to caring for our planet. It was a day of inspiration, learning, and hope for the future. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who attended, sponsored, and volunteered at the event. Your commitment to our shared mission is truly commendable.

Amidst the Summit's excitement, we shared bittersweet news: our beloved Executive Director, Jodi Rose, will be stepping down after nearly 11 years of dedicated service to Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake (IPC). During the Summit, Jodi was honored with IPC's inaugural "Founder & Vision Award," recognizing her outstanding contributions in shaping IPC's mission. This award celebrates visionaries who embody the faithful calling to restore Creation, making Jodi the perfect first recipient.

Jodi has been the driving force behind our organization's growth, impact, and success in engaging faith communities in environmental stewardship efforts. Under Jodi's leadership, IPC has achieved remarkable milestones, reaching over 450 congregations in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and DC, which has resulted in over 200 projects installed achieving nearly 100 acres of stormwater management improvements. From humble beginnings to a team of 11 dedicated staff members, Jodi's vision and commitment have been instrumental in shaping IPC's incredible impact.

While we are sad to say goodbye to Jodi, we are excited for her to embark on new role as the Section Chief of Watershed Stewardship with the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection. We are confident that Jodi will continue to be a beacon of leadership and advocacy in her new position, furthering the cause of environmental stewardship in our region, and broadening IPC's connections as she expands her own network.

Stepping into the role of Acting Executive Director is Chris Eberly, who has been an invaluable member of IPC as the Director of Programs for over a year as our Director of Programs. Chris's passion, expertise, and dedication to our mission make him the ideal candidate to lead IPC during this transitional period. We have full confidence in his ability to steer our organization forward.

Additionally, the Board of Directors has established a Search Committee, led by Laura Cattell Noll, to embark on the search for IPC's next Executive Director. We are committed to conducting a thorough and inclusive search process to identify a leader who will build upon IPC's success and guide IPC into its next chapter of growth and impact.

As we bid farewell to Jodi and embark on this new chapter, we want to assure you that IPC remains steadfast in its commitment to our mission, values, and programs. We are grateful for your unwavering support and look forward to continuing our journey together, making a positive difference in our shared watershed.