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Earth Stewardship Team

Earth Stewardship Team

The Earth Stewardship Team was established as a standing committee by World Conference action in 1992 (enabling legislation WCR 1224)  to focus on issues of environment and development and to give guidance to the church.

Mission Alignment

The church is called in Doctrine and Covenants 165:1d and 163:4c to "Pursue Peace on and for the Earth" and to “…bring fresh vision to bear on the perplexing problems of…environmental deterioration.” The team’s primary concern is the identification and promotion of human accountability and responsible behavior toward the earth and its resources in individual, church, and community life.  

Team Priorities for 2019-2022

The Earth Stewardship Team was established as a standing committee by World Conference action in 2016 (WCR 1224) to focus on issues of environmental stewardship and development and to guide, educate, and engage members and friends of Community of Christ in the ongoing stewardship of Earth’s resources. This mission is to be accomplished by presenting information, advocacy, conservation and preservation measures, networks, and media resources that address environmental issues and concerns. Those concerns identify issues on individual, congregational, community, and global levels. Concerns include global poverty, deforestation, ocean health, soil degradation, energy, clean air, economics, climate issues, preservation of flora and fauna, and access to healthy food and clean water.

Team Members

Rick Bunch, Team Leader
Jen Abraham-White
Debra Bruch
Sherri Kirkpatrick
Michele McGrath
Brad Martell
Max Pitt
Phyllis O'Daniels
Larkin Powell
Tim Prescott
Steve Upson
Tracy Vallier
John VanDerWalker


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