Shelley Dennis’ interest in the intersection of theology and sustainability led her to enroll in the Master’s in Sustainable Communities program at Northern Arizona University. While in that program she learned about congregation based community organizing and experienced the powerful transformations that can occur individually and communally through engagement with community organizing. These experiences clarified her desire to pursue doctoral work in theology, which requires master’s in a theological discipline. For that reason she transferred to Andover Newton Theological School and will apply to doctoral programs in the fall for further study of ecotheology through a Unitarian-Universalist-process-theological lens.
Robin Nelson is the Environmental Stewardship Manager for the UUA. She has been with the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations (UUA) since August 2006. Robin supports and manages the Green Sanctuary Program and other environmental work. Her passion is environmental stewardship and writes about congregations who are engaged in the Green Sanctuary Program and/or are living examples of environmental stewards.