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The Rev. Jerry Cappel

The Rev. Jerry Cappel is an ordained Episcopal priest currently serving as the Environmental Network Coordinator for Province IV of The Episcopal Church. Jerry’s vocational interests are in adult education, ecology and faith. He is interested in helping faith communities to adopt a “deeper shade of green” in their worship, liturgies, fellowship and practice.

Jerry serves as President of Kentucky Interfaith Power and Light, and is a fellow with the Center for Religion and the Environment and GreenFaith. He is a graduate of Harding Graduate School of Religion (M.Div.) in Memphis, TN, and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY (Ph.D.). He has worked as an author and editor of youth and adult education materials for Smyth & Helwys Publishing in Macon, GA and as a Learning Consultant for Humana, Inc. in Louisville. You can follow Rev. Cappel on Twitter and visit his website at deepgreenchurch.org.

The Rev. Stephanie McDyre Johnson

For 20 years prior to her ordination in the Episcopal Church, Stephanie Johnson worked  for  governmental agencies and engineering companies as an environmental planner and educator.  From 2011 through 2014, Reverend Johnson worked for the Episcopal Bishops of Province 1 (New England) providing support  in reducing congregational energy use. In this position, she designed and launched an outreach campaign called  “Turn off the lights, for God’s sake.”

Additionally, she coordinated a Food, Faith and Farming project for the Episcopal Diocese of New York at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. In May 2013, Reverend Johnson organized an international climate faith summit in Washington DC for the Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Church of Sweden. She was a member of The  Episcopal Church Committee on Science, Faith and Technology. Read more