Great news! IPC has launched a Green Team Mentorship Program to help assist newly trained congregational green teams implement Creation Care actions. This program pairs emerging green teams with an experienced green team leader to be their mentor. One great benefit of this new program is that it connects people from various congregations, hence strengthening the movement to heal and restore the Chesapeake Bay.

The volunteer mentors will act as an additional source of help for green teams after they have attended the Faithful Green Leaders Training (FGLT). The idea is that a green team will have a mentor available to them for the first year after they complete FGLT. Most of the mentors have gone through FGLT, and so are very familiar with the challenges faced by developing green teams. Mentors will be able to use their vast knowledge and experience to assist teams by directing them to useful resources, sharing best practices, and assisting them in planning their actions!

Many thanks to our inaugural class of volunteer mentors, whose passion and generosity have been invaluable to the program!

Gary Gillespie & John McKusick – Homewood Friends Meeting

Georgie McElroy – Saint Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church

Stu Stainman – Beth Am Synagogue

Susan Meier – Faith Lutheran Church

Walter Knausenberger – All Saints Lutheran Church

Stephanie Lower - Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd

Isiah Perry - Bright Side Baptist Church

Susan Parker - Saint Francis De Sales Catholic Church

Aime Self - Saint Mary's Parish

Patricia (Trish) Bodine - Saint Katharine Drexel Parish

Melissa Jenkins - Trinity Episcopal Church Towson

Jennifer (Jen) Zaibi - IMAAM Center

Kathryn Dangin - Saint Nicholas Lutheran Church

Marjory Louis-Mard - Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle

Patricia (Pat) Cuff - St. Rose of Lima

To include, special thanks to our previous class of volunteer mentors, whose accomplishments and support has been immeasurable to the volunteer mentor program and never to be forgotten!

Mike Koob 2022

Aroosa Khan 2022

Nancy McAllister 2022 - 2023

Chuck Gallegos – 2022 - 2023

Joann Eastlack – 2022 - 2023

To learn more about the mentorship program, download this information flyer here or watch this Learning Lab Webinar.

If you are a green team leader who is willing to share your knowledge and experience with new green teams, please consider becoming a volunteer mentor! You can register your interest by completing this form.