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Climate Leadership Fellows

Through the Fellows program, we are able to recruit, mentor, and commission promising evangelical undergraduate students from across the United States and beyond. Through this program, we develop faithful leaders who are equipped to transform their communities and help build the climate movement. The Fellowship is a selective program that begins with a training retreat in August and runs until April.

One of the central components of the fellowship is the opportunity to develop a climate action plan that strategically engages the fellow’s campus, church and community around climate action. The $2000 fellowship includes project support, a yearlong stipend and related travel expenses. To learn more about the application process, please visit the fellows program page

We are excited to introduce the students who have stepped up to be Climate Leadership Fellows. 

Chasity Martinez
University of Nevada, Reno

Chasity Martinez is a senior at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she is majoring in Atmospheric Science and minoring in Mathematics. Since her freshmen year, Chasity has...

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Sean Lyon
Wheaton College

Sean Lyon is a junior at Wheaton College, where he is studying biology and business. Sean’s early years were formed by the agricultural landscape and forested areas around...

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Shannon Farmer
Eastern University

Shannon Farmer is a senior at Eastern University in the Greater Philadelphia area. She is studying Environmental Science with a minor in Biology, as well as working part...

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Kaitlyn Nikirk
Houghton College

Kaitlyn Nikirk is a senior at Houghton College in Western New York, where she is majoring in Biology with a pre-veterinary concentration and minoring in chemistry, business, and...

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Lindsay Mouw
Dordt College

Lindsay Mouw is a senior biology major with minors in environmental science and political science at Dordt College. She grew up in Sioux Center, IA and would like...

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Lauren Bechtel

Lauren Bechtel is a senior at Houghton College in Western New York, majoring in International Development & Biology and minoring in Political Science. At Houghton, Lauren is the...

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Cory Snyder

Cory Snyder is a Junior studying Biology Education at Greenville College. He recently connected his lifelong passion of environmental stewardship with his Christian faith with the help of Mason, last...

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Joseph Tolsma

Joseph Tolsma is a junior at Northwestern College of Iowa majoring in ecological sciences with a minor in chemistry. He credits his passion for creation care to his...

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Yuxi Zhao

Yuxi Zhao is a junior at Wheaton College in Illinois, studying Environmental Science with a concentration in Biology.  Yuxi believes that creation care is an integral part of...

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Kambere Simbamtaki Faden

Kambere Simbamtaki Faden is a third-year student at Université Chrétienne Bilingue du Congo (UCBC) studying Computer Engineering.  Faden has been a leader in his community since his early...

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Diane Kyanga

Diane Kyanga is a second-year communications major at the Université Chrétienne Bilingue du Congo (UCBC).  In May 2015, Diane was able to travel to Kenya for the Lausanne...

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Jolie Sifa Kpaka

Jolie Sifa Kpaka currently serves a member of the Economics Faculty at Université Chrétienne Bilingue du Congo (UCBC) and teaches a number of the university's English courses.  A...

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Mason Tennell
Greenville College

Mason is an undergraduate student at Greenville College (IL), where he is studying Environmental Biology and Biology Education. At Greenville College, Mason works for both the academic coaching...

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Dugan Julian
Grace College

Dugan Julian is a full-time student at Grace College and Theological Seminary (IN) currently pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Environmental Science. As a non-traditional student, Dugan...

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Kambere Sibamtaki Faden
Université Chrétienne Bilingue De Congo

Faden, originally from Butembo, is finishing his first of four years at Université Chrétienne Bilingue De Congo (UCBC). Faden is the oldest child in his family and is...

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Jolie Sifa Kpaka
Université Chrétienne Bilingue De Congo

Jolie is a student at Université Chrétienne Bilingue De Congo (UCBC). She choose to attend UCBC because of the university's distinctive mission. Jolie says she wants to use...

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