Boone, as she is called, is a member of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Knoxville and likes to garden.
Jason is an active member of TIPL, participating regularly in the efforts of the Nashville chapter. For two years from 2017 – 2019, Jason worked as a field organizer for the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. Jason worked with students at Whites Creek High School in Nashville to install an array of solar panels that were activated last spring. Jason is the owner of Energy Electives LLC which focuses on solar installation and other energy efficiency measures. Jason is a member Old Hickory Blvd. Church of Christ.
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.
Betsy is an active member of TIPL, participating regularly in the efforts of the Nashville chapter, including testifying at public hearings. She has also been very active with the Sierra Club over the past several years. She is a retired attorney. Betsy is a member of Woodmont Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
Matthew has recently become active with the Nashville Chapter of TIPL and helped lead a Climate Academy Workshop in October 2019. He graduated from Vanderbilt Divinity School in May and also has an undergraduate degree from William and Mary with a double major in Physics and Religious Studies. He has made numerous presentations on the interrelation of faith and science at many houses of worship. Matthew is a part-time staff person for Young Evangelicals for Climate Action. Matthew is a member of First Baptist Church of Nashville.
Drew is an active member of TIPL, participating regularly in the efforts of the Nashville chapter. He is one of the leaders of the Being Green Team at The Temple, Ohabai Sholom, a Reform Jewish congregation in Nashville where he is a member. Drew is an Accounts Manager at Harcros Chemicals Company.
Pam is a member of the Church of the Savior Church (UCC) in Knoxville. She retired from serving as registrar for the University of Tennessee / Knoxville.
Ted lives in Shady Valley 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 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 is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Chattanooga and the director of the Urban Century Institute.
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.
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 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 Coordinator – Dan Joranko