Steering Committee

Kyle Meyaard-Schaap
National Organizer & Spokesperson

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Kyle serves as the National Organizer and Spokesperson for Y.E.C.A. and has been a steering committee member since 2013. Kyle holds an undergraduate degree in religious studies from Calvin College (B.A. '12) and a masters of divinity degree from Western Theological Seminary (M.Div. '16). Before coming on staff at Y.E.C.A., Kyle served for four years as the Creation Care Coordinator at the Office of Social Justice for the Christian Reformed Church in North America, where he worked to educate and equip individuals and congregations to learn and act at the intersection of creation care and Christian faith. Much of his professional experience has involved the integration of theology, science, and action toward a deeper awareness of our Christian responsibility to care for God's earth and to love our neighbors, both at home and around the world.

Kyle has received numerous awards both as a student and for his work, including being named in 2015 to Midwest Energy Group's inaugural 40 Under 40 cohort for his work on climate change education and advocacy. He is married to Allison and resides in Ann Arbor, MI. In his free time, Kyle enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time outside in God's beautiful creation