We’ve had an exciting couple of weeks on the Care of Creation front. Our Critical Issues Seminar in Greensboro last week focused on the issue. About 150 of us gathered there to hear from Sally Bingham, a leader on Care of Creation at the national level since before it was truly a movement. It was a great day filled with informational workshops and fellowship. Our thanks to Congregational UCC for hosting us.
Also on the big news front for the Council is the hiring of Dr. Katherine Shea as the new director of NC Interfaith Power & Light. Kathy is a board-certified pediatrician with specialty training in environmental health who has taught on the staffs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health and at the Duke University Medical Center. Her undergraduate degree is from Brown University, her medical degree is from the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center, and she holds a Masters of Public Health from UNC-CH. She served three terms on the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Environmental Health and currently works part-time at a staff physician at North Carolina State University’s Student Health Service.
The Council is indeed fortunate to have someone of Kathy’s experience and abilities wanting to take us to the next stage in our work on global warming. With the recognition of her expertise at the national and international level, I feel certain that she will extend the work of NC IPL in new ways.
Please join me in welcoming her to our staff.
—George Reed, Executive Director