Who We Are

Staff

Kyle Meyaard-Schaap, National Organizer and Spokesperson 

Kyle_Profile_1.JPGKyle 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.

-Contact Kyle at Kyle@yecaction.org
-Follow Kyle on Twitter 
-View Kyle's full professional profile on LinkedIn

Tori Goebel, Communications Director

fullsizeoutput_11d8.jpegTori serves as the Communications Director for Y.E.C.A and the Evangelical Environmental Network. She attended Gordon College (B.A. ‘16) where she studied communication arts and political science. Tori’s work experience includes leading digital strategy for an advertising agency and serving as Communications Manager for an educational organization. During her senior year of college, Tori developed a passion for using communication skills to help her community and create change while serving as Commencement Director for her class and helping to raise funds for the class gift. Tori has long had a passion for defending the environment as an act of stewardship for God’s creation, and she sees her role at Y.E.C.A as the perfect intersection of her communications background, passion for improving communities, and defending creation against the threat of climate change.

Tori was born and raised in New England and currently lives in the D.C Metro area. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring local parks and finding new coffee shops.

-Contact Tori at Tori@creationcare.org
-Learn more on Tori’s LinkedIn
-Follow Tori on Twitter

Lindsay Mouw, Program Coordinator

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Lindsay recently graduated with a B.A. in biology, environmental science, and political science from Dordt College (IA). While a student at Dordt, Lindsay served as both a Climate Leadership Fellow and a Project Leader through YECA. Through these experiences, she founded a creation care club on campus and worked with students and administration to create a more sustainable culture on campus and in the larger community. Lindsay also serves as a Regional Organizer for the Climate Witness Project of the Christian Reformed Church’s Office of Social Justice.

She has hope that faith communities will become the leader in the battle against climate change as we take seriously our call to serve and protect the Earth and to love our Creator and our neighbor.

-Contact Lindsay at Lindsay@yecaction.org
-Learn more on Lindsay's LinkedIn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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