Welcoming two new staff members!
ACC is excited to initiate two new projects as we welcome Liz Miller and Sierra Ross Richer. Liz and Sierra will both work through the winter on related projects that bring stories and resources on the range of climate solutions that Anabaptist organizations, congregations and individuals are engaged with around the world.
Liz is the program coordinator for our Anabaptist Climate Directory, an online resource that will outline the diverse ways that Anabaptist organizations are engaged with climate change, who has expertise in those efforts, and how people can connect with these efforts. This effort is part of our broader efforts to provide venues for connecting climate efforts together in a way that increases the impacts of individual projects. Sierra will work with our Global Voices program to produce stories of Anabaptist communities around the world who are implementing solutions in response to climate change. This project draws from the rich set of responses to a recent Mennonite World Conference survey that documented the beliefs, actions, and emotions of Anabaptists around the world. Watch for these resources in early spring.
Liz Miller is a farmer, writer, and artist who is passionate about caring for the earth and our human bodies through food justice and small-scale farming. During the farm season, she works at Hungry World Farm, a regenerative farm in Tiskilwa, Illinois. Liz is both an Eastern Mennonite University (’21) and Hesston College (’18) graduate. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish Language and Hispanic Studies, following a service-learning year with Mennonite Central Committee in Tegucigalpa, Honduras (2018-2019). She loves gardening, bicycling, ceramics, cooking with local produce, writing, and spending time with neighbors and friends, new and old.
Sierra Ross Richer is passionate about the natural world and loves sharing that passion through her writing. After graduating from Goshen College with a journalism degree in the spring of 2022, Sierra spent five months working on a trail crew with the Southwest Conservation Corps in Colorado. Sierra has since settled in Salida, Colorado where she is writing articles for The Mountain Mail newspaper, in addition to working with ACC. Sierra grew up in Goshen, Indiana as well as Peru and Ecuador. She loves to bike, hike, garden, cook, read and run and is interested in land management issues, sustainability and how we talk and write about the natural world. Both Liz and Sierra rode across the country in 2021 with the ACC (then CSCS) Climate Ride. We’re proud to have them re-engaging with our organization. ACC has a tradition of young adults participating in multiple programs with us, and is a part of our strategy to help develop the next generation of climate leaders.