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Kathy lives in Lancaster. She was born in Arizona and moved to England, age 27. Her careers include managing a toy store, catering, elderly care, and mental health nurse. Since retiring she has been volunteering at the Community Food Growing Project, using the No Dig Method and no chemicals. Kathy is involved in developing a Passivhaus cohousing project for seniors where she intends to live (2021). Recently the Ecochurch group has restarted, hoping for progress this time around.
George is Green Christian Co-Chair, Formation Group Convenor and Way of Life Co-ordinator. He lives in Penzance, Cornwall and, having spent most of his life in London working in HR, has now embraced a retirement of sorts! Active in his local church, which is working towards a Green Church Kernow gold award, George also enjoys walking on the Penwith moors, landscape painting and writing poems & songs.
Barbara is Green Christian Vice-Chair and Administration Group Convenor. She lives in Bexhill on the south coast where she helps tend an organic fruit and vegetable garden and enjoys cooking and preserving the produce. She is actively involved with the local UNA and Global Justice Now, Bexhill and Rother District environmental groups and worships at the Saxon foundation parish church. BarbaraEchlin@greenchristian.org.uk
Ruth is Green Christian’s Information Officer, so is the one at the end of the phone and email. She also works for Operation Noah and is an active member of Christian Climate Action. She lives in North East Hampshire and has 3 children – one at University, two still at home. This is her with one of her daughters at the Rebellion in London last Easter.
I worked as a landscape architect (now retired) mostly for inner London Boroughs. Currently, among other activities, I work as a mental health chaplain. In addition I walk, attempt to grow vegetables, identify wild flowers and birds, and occasionally indulge in calligraphy, and a wide range of reading. email@example.com
Euan is a (supposedly) retired ecologist and environmental tutor, local Methodist preacher and current chair of the Friends of Tregoniggie Woodland in Falmouth, Cornwall. As well as having a lifelong interest in the natural world, he has cycled from Cornwall to COP21 in Paris, COP23 in Bonn and plans to cycle to COP26 in Glasgow. firstname.lastname@example.org
I am now one of the two co-chaplains in Green Christian. My spirituality is catholic-ecumenical, mindfulness-based and anchored in being a Companion of Julian of Norwich. The focus of my work is as a counsellor and a spiritual accompanier. Living in Devon we are constantly reminded of the beauty of the world – and prompted to listen more deeply for all that is needed for the wellbeing of our earth.
Deborah is Green Christian Co-Chair, Storm of Hope commissioning editor. She grows organic food in her Bristol city garden, and writes about climate and sustainability. She supports local initiatives such as food and transport, and is involved with her local Diocesan Environmental Group. She lives with her family in Bristol, where she runs Bristol Climate Writers. DeborahTomkins@greenchristian.org.uk