Who We Are

Senior Advisors

We at Y.E.C.A. have always been keenly aware that we do not do this work alone, but instead stand on the shoulders of innumerable leaders and experts who have committed their lives to the work of patient and prophetic witness.

There are incredible gifts present within the evangelical community, and Y.E.C.A. has benefited greatly from many informal partnerships with senior faith leaders. Specifically, we have identified eight areas where we have been blessed by the knowledge and expertise of senior evangelical leaders over the years and where we would like to continue to grow as an organization.

As part of our Senior Advisors Initiative, these individuals commit to praying for us and working with us throughout the year to advance our mission, strengthen our strategy and reach our goals. 

Brian Surguine
Communications and Marketing Advisor

Brian Surguine is a photographer, writer, designer, and former YECA Project Leader. After receiving his B.S. in Architecture from the University of Michigan, Brian went on to work...

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Dr. Randy Woodley
Senior Advisor

Dr. Randy Woodley, PhD is an activist/scholar, distinguished speaker, teacher and wisdom keeper who addresses a variety of issues concerning American culture, faith/spirituality, justice, race/diversity, regenerative farming, our relationship...

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Dr. Katharine Hayhoe
Senior Advisor

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist who studies climate change and what it means to us in the places where we live. She is a professor in...

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Rachel Lamb
Senior Advisor

Rachel served as Y.E.C.A.’s National Organizer and Spokesperson from 2015-2016, and was a member of the Steering Committee for six years, serving two years as Chair (2013-2015). She is currently a Flagship Fellow, Harvey...

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Andrew Kinzer
Senior Advisor

Andrew is currently working as a research associate with Cirrus Partners, an agricultural consulting company. He is also working as a research assistant with the International Forestry Resources...

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Rev. Dr. Jim Ball
Senior Advisor

Jim Ball is the Executive Vice President for Policy and Climate Change of Evangelical Environmental Network and author of the award-winning book, Global Warming and the Risen LORD: Christian...

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Rev. Dave Bookless
Senior Advisor

Rev. Dave Bookless is Director of Theology for A Rocha International, a Christian environmental movement now working in over 20 countries across six continents. He is also studying...

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Dr. Dorothy Boorse
Senior Advisor

Dr. Dorothy Boorse joined the Gordon College Faculty in January, 1999. She has a master’s degree in entomology (Cornell University) and a Ph.D. in Oceanography and Limnology (University...

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Rev. Ben Lowe
Senior Advisor

Ben Lowe served as the Y.E.C.A. National Organizer and Spokesperson for 3+ years and is one of the organization's founders. He has also served in various capacities with the...

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Rev. Dr. Jo Anne Lyon
Senior Advisor

Rev. Dr. Jo Anne Lyon is the General Superintendent of The Wesleyan Church. The rich historical mission of the Church is committed to transforming lives, churches, and communities...

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Mr. Vincent Morris
Senior Advisor

Vincent Morris is the Executive Director of the Higher Education Practice at Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services. He graduated from Gordon College in Massachusetts with a dual...

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Dr. Fred Van Dyke
Senior Advisor

Fred Van Dyke is the Executive Director of Au Sable Institute. Prior to coming to Au Sable, he served as professor and chair of the Biology Department at Wheaton...

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