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Abby Huseth has been involved climate advocacy since 2014. As a graduate student, she attended the United Nations climate change conference in Paris in 2015. From 2015-2017 she coordinated Faith & Climate Action, an interfaith coalition based in Missoula focused engaging people of faith around the intersection of climate change and social and theological issues. Currently, Abby is the Outreach Director at Climate Smart Missoula, a community-based nonprofit that works to engage citizens and catalyze local action to address a wide range of climate-related issues. Abby received her M.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana and has a B.A. in religion from St. Olaf College. She is a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Bonner and in her free time enjoys exploring Montana's public lands with her husband and 18 month old son.
Ann is retired after serving the nonprofit sector for 23 years in various capacities. She is active in the Gallatin Valley Women’s Ecumenical Bible Study. With a Master’s in Religion, she has had a longtime interest in interfaith efforts. Originally from Denver, Ann makes her home in Bozeman with her husband of 40 years, Rusty Felton. They have two children and several grandchildren. Ann cares deeply about our sacred earth and is called to make it a better place for her grandchildren.
The Rev. Connie Campbell-Pearson is an ordained deacon with the Episcopal church. She is working as the facilitator/admin for the Faith, Science, and Climate Action Conference. She serves full time at St. James Episcopal Church in Bozeman and Gethsemane Episcopal in Manhattan, Montana. She has her own LLC that focuses on database consulting and is involved in several major projects in the community, including this FSCA Conference and a Housing First Village Concept for the homeless. Her real involvement in the care of creation began two years ago when she attended a round table for the Crown of the Continent. She had a complete paradigm shift in her understanding about our relationship to the earth and has been working since that time to raise awareness about climate action.
Dan Krebill, since 1997, serves First Presbyterian Church in Bozeman as co-pastor along with his wife Jody McDevitt. A Montana native, born in Bozeman and raised in Billings, he has a B.A. in political science from Montana State University and a Master of Divinity degree from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. His interest in addressing the climate crisis stems from his conviction that as stewards of the creation entrusted to us by God, we can and must do a better job at caring for creation so that the generations to come can thrive on the planet we call home. He and his wife recently had solar panels installed on their home as a small but visible way of living out that conviction.
Since 2016, the Rev. Duffy Peet has been the minister of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bozeman. Before moving to Bozeman, he had served congregations in Pocatello, Idaho, and Portage, Michigan. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Andover Newton Theological School in 2010. Ministry is his second career. Prior to attending theological school, he had a private counseling practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over 20 years in Kalispell, Montana. He holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Michigan State University and a Master of Social Work degree from Western Michigan University.
Graham is a former biologist with a lifelong respect for the dependency between people and their environment, and a growing concern about how people and technology can maintain a sustainable relationship with the living world. He is a religious naturalist who finds spiritual meaning in the interdependency of life. Graham spent the best parts of his childhood outdoors in Montana, his young adult life, learning science and technology, and is still searching for a way to bring these interests into a beneficial balance. He lives in Bozeman with his wife, Bree Cummins.
Born and raised in Vancouver, Washington, Kay Lansverk has lived in Bozeman since 1988, where she has actively participated in ecumenical programs and community outreach efforts for these many years. She has a Social Work degree and World Religion degree from Pacific Lutheran University and used that education as a social worker, and then as Director of Education at Bozeman United Methodist Church for 20 years. With her husband Marvin, and their two grown daughters (both now working as environmental scientists and educators), Kay is committed to applying faith, science, and love of the earth to make a positive difference.
The Rev. Roxanne Klingensmith lives in Bozeman, Montana, and is a Deacon in the Episcopal Church of Montana, serving at St. James Episcopal Church. She has served the people of Gallatin Valley and Montana, working for the rights of those incarcerated, ministering to those with alcohol and drug dependencies, and, most recently, engaging with the care of creation. She’s also working with Deacons around the nation to raise awareness that this fragile island, earth, our home, needs protection now more than ever! She is committed to finding ways to see that this happens now! and not later...
Stephen currently serves as the Lead Pastor for Hope Lutheran Church in Bozeman. He moved in 2012 from Connecticut where he was the Lead Pastor for St. Luke Lutheran Church which installed its first solar array in 2009. It was the first church in our community to install solar. This began his interest in alternative sources of energy. He was delighted to be asked to serve as a board member for Montana ILP. He is married to Joyce Schmidt and they have two adult daughters who are both working in higher education.
Terry is a farmer, a Lutheran, and has four beautiful grandchildren, far too far away. He is passionate about the perils of climate change and is willing to talk to anyone about it. He buys books and articles to share with his neighbors and friends. He lives in an area of Montana that is very dependent on fossil fuels. But that hasn’t stopped him from recently buying a new Tesla, Model 3 as an example to his neighbors, because he’s trying to save the future for his grandchildren. He asks us all to please listen to the scientists we have hired.
Will Wright is a parishioner at Resurrection University Catholic Church in Bozeman and organizer of its Creation Care ministry. He is also a doctoral student in environmental history at Montana State University working on a dissertation about large landscape conservation. Will brings experience in working in national parks, faith-based green groups, and public education, as well as showing the connections between social and environmental issues. He lives in Belgrade with his wife Carly and their happy feral boy.