Congregations and Pastors

This February, the Center announced the support of a new position of Director of Pastoral Ecology, based in Goshen, IN, in partnership with Mennonite Creation Care Network. Doug Kaufman, former conference minister for the Indiana Michigan Mennonite Conference will be stepping into the position this year. His work will focus on developing a curriculum and lead learning experiences that enable church leaders to teach, preach and lead in ways that respond to climate change. More broadly, he hopes to help 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 will be carried out through pastoral learning experiences, or multi-day conferences which Kaufman envisions as a fusion of head and heart, theology, and nature.

To arrange a pastoral learning experience for your region, contact Doug Kaufman at

To read our press release on the Director of Pastoral Ecology position, click here.

To see other resources for people of faith to engage in climate action, try our Faith and Climate Resources page.