Climate Caretakers is a community of Christians committed to prayer and action on climate change. We believe climate change poses a tremendous challenge and represents one of the greatest injustices experienced in modern history. As such, our faith compels us to respond with urgent prayer, faithful action, and the love and hope founded on our faith in Jesus Christ.
We also believe climate change offers the Church an unparalleled opportunity to show the love of Christ in a new and exciting way. While the secular world may despair from the enormity and urgency of the problem, we have a hope founded in Christ that God has given us the tools to solve this crisis. We are therefore motivated to act through love—God’s love for us and our love for our neighbors.
Climate change is a threat that knows no borders. It impacts all of us, and we are seeing its impacts daily on the news and in our lives. But the great tragedy of this problem is that it disproportionately hurts the poor the most—the very ones who have done little to cause the problem. The time for silence within the Church has passed. Who knows but that God has put us here for such a time as this? (Esther 4:14)
Climate Caretakers is a non-partisan, non-denominational organization. We are explicitly Christian and broadly evangelical in the sense that we seek to integrate our prayers, actions, and beliefs with the Good News of the Bible. We do not support specific political candidates, but do advocate for (and against) specific public policies according to biblical principles of stewardship, justice, integrity, and love of neighbor.
Brian has served as the Director of Climate Caretakers since our founding 2015. In this role, he has served as a catalyst—helping to spark numerous climate-related projects within the creation care community.
For his “day job,” Brian works as the Director of the Center for Sustainability at Houghton College in Houghton, NY. Brian holds a Master of Science in Experiential Education from Minnesota State University and a Master of Liberal Arts in Sustainability and Environmental Management from Harvard Extension School. In his spare time Brian enjoys birdwatching, taking road trips, hiking, and highpointing—or climbing to the highest point in all 50 U.S. states.