Project Leaders

Sam Smidt


Sam Smidt is a second year PhD student in the Department of Geological Sciences at Michigan State University where his research is broadly focused on water and land management.

He received his MS degree from the University of Iowa while working on stream restoration research, and he received his BS degree from Olivet Nazarene University as a geology and environmental science major. Sam has a passion for evangelical outreach found at the intersection of science and faith and is excited to see how the future of science will help strengthen the faith of evangelicals. Being from the Midwest, he has a love for farm pond fishing, small town festivals, and the St. Louis Cardinals. In his spare time, Sam can be found visiting family and friends or taking a road trip to see another piece of God’s creation.

Project Description: My projects involve (1) sharing the broad identity of YECA with the public and (2) highlighting the work of those involved with the intersection of climate and faith.