Jerry Cappel, an ordained Episcopal priest serving St. James Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Kentucky and as Environmental Network Coordinator for Province IV of The Episcopal Church, has an MDiv from Harding Graduate School of Religion in Memphis, Tennessee, and a PhD in Religious Education from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He also serves as President of Kentucky Interfaith Power and Light and is a fellow with the Center for Religion and the Environment and for GreenFaith. He has worked as an author and editor of youth and adult education materials for Smyth & Helwys Publishing in Macon, Georgia, and as a Learning Consultant for Humana, Inc. in Louisville.
Stephanie M Johnson spent 20 years as an environmental planner and educator before entering ordained ministry. For 4 years, she worked as the Environmental Missioner for the Bishops of New England (Province 1). She holds a M Div and MST on environmental ministry from Yale Divinity School. She gives talks and lectures on faith and the environment, while also leading workshops on grief in the face of climate change and biblically based social justice and community organizing. She works extensively with youth on exploring current events and faith formation.