TIPL Steering Committee

Reverend Donna Butler

Reverend Butler, minister of evangelism of Clinton Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in Knoxville, has joined the TIPL Steering Committee.  Rev. Donna also serves on the executive committee of the Knoxville Branch of the NAACP.

Stewart Clifton

Stewart  Clifton is a member of Glendale Baptist church and active with the church’s Green Team. He is a lawyer and lobbyist for nonprofit social justice and environmental groups including Tennessee Conservation Voters.

Pam Hindle

Pam is a member of the Church of the Savior Church (UCC) in Knoxville.  She retired from serving as registrar for the University of TN / Knoxville.

Ted Jackson

Ted lives in Shady Valley, TN and attends the St. Johns Episcopal Church in Johnson City.  He retired from a career with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division.

Dr. Elizabeth Krogman

Betty is a retired elementary teacher and principal whose faith community is St. Henry Catholic Church. She is an ELL tutor for the Nashville Adult Literacy Council and is an associate with the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas.

Dan Joranko

Dan returns to the TIPL Steering Committee. He is the executive director of Tennessee Alliance for Progress in Nashville and also an adjunct faculty at Vanderbilt Divinity School, teaching a weekly class for prisoners and students at Riverbend Maximum Security Prison.  Dan belongs to the United Methodist Church.

Sandy Kurtz

Sandy is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Chattanooga and the director of the Urban Century Institute.

Paul Laudeman

Paul is a member of the West Knoxville Friends Meeting.  He is a core volunteer with KickStand Community Bike Shop, a Knoxville nonprofit dedicated to repairing donated bikes and giving them to those most in need of alternate forms of transportation and recreation.

Tim McDonald

Tim is a retired biologist and water quality manager with several years’ experience in the regulatory field. His faith affiliation is with First Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga.

Courtney Shea

Courtney is a retired staff attorney to the U.S. Department of the Interior. She is a member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Fountain City.

Rev. Paul Slentz

Reverent Slentz is with the Nashville United Methodist District Creation Care Ministries.  He served 18 years as pastor of the 61st Avenue United Methodist Church in Nashville.

Denise Yeargin

Denise serves as the pastor of Unity of Music City.  She was a school counselor at the Tennessee School for the Blind and later with the Nashville Metro Public Schools.

TIPL Executive Director – Louise Gorenflo