Rev. Kate McGregor Mosley has served as GIPL’s Executive Director since 2014, having previously served as GIPL’s Director for Congregational Support. Kate is an ordained Presbyterian minister, a graduate of Columbia Theological Seminary (Decatur) and previously served on the pastoral staff of Central Presbyterian Church in downtown Atlanta. Kate also has directed a Presbyterian environmental organization, Earth Covenant Ministry, which eventually merged with GIPL. She is passionate about caring for God’s creation and bringing other people of faith together in this shared responsibility to steward the Earth in meaningful ways. Kate lives in Decatur with her husband and three children. When not guest preaching and teaching on environmental stewardship, she joins her family for worship at North Decatur Presbyterian Church. In addition to sharing Christ’s love and pursuing God’s justice in this world, her life goal is to visit and enjoy every national park in the U.S. She loves to hear about others’ experiences of travel in such places and shared tips for reaching this monumental goal!
Bob joined GIPL in May 2010 and coordinates all activities related to GIPL’s Power Wise program. Bob has worked in the environmental field for 42 years and served as director for the Sustainability Division (formerly Pollution Prevention Assistance Division) at the Georgia Department of Natural Resources from 2003 to 2008. He has a BA in Biology from Mansfield University in Pennsylvania and a MS in Public and Urban Affairs at Georgia State University.
Whitney just completed her first year at Candler School of Theology, where she is pursuing her Masters of Divinity. She was born and raised in Atlanta and grew up in the Baptist Church. After a stint of exploring denominations, she landed in the Episcopal Church. Whitney intends to utilize her seminary education to become a licensed social worker/counselor. She has a passion for working with youth and young adults, college students exploring their faith, LGBT families, and the arts–specifically musical theatre as well as looking at connections between faith and the rest of our busy lives and world we live in.
Codi comes to GIPL with an array of experiences in local, national, and international non-profit and human rights organizations as well as a deep passion for environmental stewardship. He has been involved with environmental justice campaigns and the philosophy of sustainability since college. After working with environmental organizations such as Oakleaf Mennonite Farm and Emory’s Office of Sustainability, Codi began to see how our relationship and treatment of the environment intersects with broader systems of injustice. As a result, creation care and environmental justice are core values that stem from his faith. He believes that religious institutions have a unique ability and moral obligation to ensure creation’s continued flourishing, both for its own sake and for the sake of our global neighbors.
Valerie comes to GIPL with 32 years of experience as CEO/Founder of Hill Rawls Marketing Consultants, where she works to execute sustainable marketing strategies. She is also Managing Director of Hill Eco, Inc., an organization creating scalable ecological built environments. She is excited to support the mission of GIPL and help to create equitable, co-collaborating, and sustainable strategies for GIPL’s work to reach all communities. Valerie’s passion is to engage the disengaged in the climate and environmental justice narrative.
An active member of Trinity Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, John has been the chair of that congregation’s Sustainability Committee and now serves as vice-chair of the Mission Council for the church. Trinity Presbyterian has a long-standing commitment to sustainability, and John understands the nuances of working within a congregational setting when it comes to environmental issues. John also has a long history in working within Georgia’s environmental non-profit community, having worked on the development staff at the Nature Conservancy and environmental education programs at the Georgia Aquarium. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Lifecycle Building Center in Atlanta, a local favorite of the GIPL Team.
Leeann is based in Tifton as a permanent deacon in the Episcopal church serving in the Diocese of Georgia. Leeann founded and leads the Creation Care Commission for the Episcopal Diocese. For GIPL, Leeann assists with outreach to faith communities across South Georgia and keeps an eye on the problem of coal ash in our state. A graduate of Wheaton College and University of Montana, she is raising two boys along with her husband Albert, a banjo playing peanut pathologist. Together, they co-steward 160 acres of wetland swamp and enjoy outdoor adventures, gardening, making music, backyard poultry, and fungi.
Brian Savoie comes to GIPL with over 30 years of experience in engineering and manufacturing consulting. As the project manager for the Catholic Pilot Project, parishes and schools that have been selected by the Catholic Archdiocese to reduce their environmental impact and increase their energy and water efficiencies by 25%. Brian received degrees in engineering from Duke University and Georgia Tech. He is an active parishioner of St. Jude Catholic Church in Sandy Springs. Brian loves nothing more than being outdoors with his family, camping, hiking and cultivating appreciation for God’s wondrous Creation.