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Shepherds of the Earth

Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

The Creation Care Ministry is rooted in Eucharist Prayer C: "At your command all things came to be: the vast expanse of interstellar space, galaxies, suns, the planets in their courses, and this fragile earth, our island home."  I am motivated to take action on climate by three things:

1.    As a father of two girls, I share a concern for my two daughters and future generations about to what degree the planet will be habitable

2.    The leadership challenge of chipping away at a seemingly intractable problem of climate change (we can make a difference!)

3.    A sense of spiritual and moral obligation to do something to heal the planet we've been generously given, but neglected (are we only on a hedonic treadmill?)

Tree Lined Park

Our Focus

will be setting a mission and vision for the ministry, along with tracking progress to the Groves Resolution, which is a commitment by the Diocese of Missouri to plant 500 trees, shrubs, or native grasses in 2024 on church grounds and surrounding communities. 


If you have an interest in contributing your time and skills, or would like to contribute financially to this ministry, please contact Matt O’Dell at

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