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!
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. He holds a Masters of Divinity degree from Candler School of Theology and a bachelor’s degree from Samford University.
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.
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.
Maddie joins GIPL as the Summer 2018 Solarize Intern after graduating from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies this past semester. She desires to use her degree toward community development to educate the public on sustainable efforts that will help their communities flourish from the inside out.