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!
Chuck Gallegos – Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church
Gary Gillespie & John McKusick – Homewood Friends Meeting
Georgie McElroy – Saint Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church
Joann Eastlack – Christ the Servant Lutheran 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
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.
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