I'm grateful for your interest in my work. I feel very fortunate for the opportunities I have had to work within the faith-based eco-justice field. We are all buoyed by and dependent upon others. We are all expressions of the unique mixture of our own voice co-mingled with the voices of significant others that have made our lives possible.
I want to say special thanks to certain people who have made working within it a possibility. I am perhaps most indebted to three visionaries who co-founded Earth Ministry in 1992—Rev. Jim Mulligan, Ruth Mulligan and Rev. Carla Pryne. Jim, as Executive Director, became an especially important collaborator and guide over the years. Thank you as well to fellow Earth Ministry staff members Tanya Barnett and Pete Dorman. Pete also generously provided some of the photography on this site.
For the unexpected grace of being able to work as a writer and editor, I am forever grateful to Liz Riggleman, Kathy Koffey and James Creasey at Living the Good News for initially seeing the potential in a book idea eventually titled Simpler Living, Compassionate Life. Thank you to Davis Perkins, Dirk DeVries, Mark Dazzo, Deirdre Morrissey and others at Church Publishing for seeing the value in further book projects: Food and Faith, and Money and Faith.
For the unexpected and wonderful opportunity to work for the Episcopal Church as Economic and Environmental Affairs Officer, I am grateful to Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and to Rev. Brian Grieves and Rev. Chris Johnson.
To my parents, Joyce and Wayne Schut, who taught me compassion and introduced me to the abundance and mysteries and beauty of creation (and home-grown tomatoes), thank you!
Finally, thanks to Kelly Haskins for her web design expertise!