Staff and Steering Committee
This is the core leadership team for Y.E.C.A. and is responsible for developing and implementing our strategy and tactics. Each member brings strong leadership and organizing experience, along with a shared passion for following Jesus Christ and faithfully addressing the climate crisis. Read our bios.
Advocates, Activists, and Organizers
Y.E.C.A. is a growing movement powered by our volunteer advocates, activists, and organizers across the United States. Volunteers who serve in a variety of critical ways, from writing articles to contacting church or political leaders, and from participating in rallies to meeting with high-level government officials. We’re also always looking for help with social media, video production, and graphic design. It all depends on your skills, imagination, availability, and location.
We invite evangelicals who are 30yrs and younger to contact us about becoming a Y.E.C.A. advocate, activist or organizer. If you’re concerned about the climate crisis and want to step up and take action, then we want to connect with you! (Click here to Take Action or to Connect with us.)
Rev. Dr. Jim Ball is Executive Vice-President for Policy and Climate Change at the Evangelical Environmental Network, the author of Global Warming and the Risen LORD, the architect of the “What Would Jesus Drive” educational campaign, and the key organizer and national spokesperson for the Evangelical Climate Initiative. Jim has testified before Congress and appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, Fox, CNN, and NPR. He has been featured in the New York Times, and honored by Rolling Stone magazine as one of their environmental “Warriors and Heroes,” and by Time magazine as one of its climate change “innovators.”
The Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN) is the organizational sponsor of Young Evangelicals for Climate Action and is a ministry dedicated to equipping, inspiring, discipling, and mobilizing God’s people in their efforts to care for God’s creation. EEN publishes Creation Care Magazine and also sponsored the Evangelical Climate Initiative in 2006, which included over 300 senior evangelical leaders across the United States. CreationCare.org
Sojourners is a national Christian organization committed to faith in action for social justice. With a 40-year history, Sojourners is a nonpartisan leader that convenes, builds alliances among, and mobilizes people of faith, focusing on racial and social justice, life and peace, and environmental stewardship. Sojo.net
350.org is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Their campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries. On October 24th, 2009, they helped mobilized over 5200 global actions in what CNN called “the most widespread day of political action in the planet’s history,” and they have only become bigger, louder, and more creative since then. 350.org