Speaker: Tim Van Meter

Dr. Tim Van Meter is an Associate Professor at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio (MTSO) where he also serves as the Coordinator for Ecological Initiatives. Dr. Van Meter also serves as the Alford Chair for Christian Education and Youth. MTSO committed to becoming a fully sustainable campus and Dr. Van Meter is part of the team leading this work. In the past few years, MTSO has established a ten-acre organic farm; refocused the dining hall to serve 85% of all food from local, organic, and humane sources; installed a solar array and closed loop geothermal for our primary academic building; and hosted multiple events exploring interfaith dialogue for ecological justice. MTSO also has Ecology and Justice specializations in 3 different graduate theological degrees.

Dr. Van Meter is currently leading a grant from the Luce Fund for Theological Education on ecology in the curriculum of theological schools. He is also leading a Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning grant exploring ecology and anti-racism pedagogy in theological curriculum. His current research is in three interrelated areas: how ecology is taught in theological schools, ecological connections in the practices of faith communities, and how farmers think about the sacred in relation to land and vocation.

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