CSCS engages directly with pastors and congregational leaders through a number of programs, mostly directly through our Director of Pastoral Ecology, Doug Kaufman.  Doug is based in Goshen, IN as was the former conference minister for the Indiana Michigan Mennonite Conference of MCUSA.  For the past number of years, his work has focused on leading learning experiences that enable church leaders to teach, preach and lead in ways that respond to climate change. More broadly, he helps leaders connect with the theological underpinnings and personal experiences that can help them integrate creation care more fully into the life of the church. Much of this work is carried out through pastoral learning experiences, or multi-day conferences which Kaufman runs as a fusion of head and heart, theology, and nature.  

If you are interested in a pastoral learning experience for your region, contact Doug Kaufman at

To read our press release from the start of the Director of Pastoral Ecology position, click here, and see Doug Kaufman’s bio here.  For a sense of Doug’s perspective on climate, you can  read his article “Caring About Climate Change: An Anabaptist Cruciform Response” in the Mennonite Quarterly Review.