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GreenFaith's Staff

an introduction with contact info for GreenFaith staff


Rev. Fletcher Harper

The Rev. Fletcher Harper
Executive Director

732-565-7740 ext. 301

Fletcher is an Episcopal priest and GreenFaith’s Executive Director. Under his leadership, GreenFaith has developed innovative programs linking religious belief and practice to the environment. An award-winning spiritual writer and nationally-recognized preacher on the environment, he teaches and speaks at houses of worship from a range of denominations in New Jersey and nationwide about the moral, spiritual basis for environmental stewardship and justice. A graduate of Princeton University and Union Theological Seminary, he served as a parish priest for ten years and in leadership positions in the Episcopal Church before becoming GreenFaith’s Executive Director.


Stacey KennealyStacey photo 2014
Certification & Shield Director

732-565-7740, ext. 303

Stacey directs the GreenFaith Certification Program, and also helps religious groups develop sustainable consumption practices. She wrote Repairing Eden, GreenFaith's sustainable food guide, co-authored a food audit with the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, and has written many other environmental guides and toolkits. She has completed training with the Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education, The Center for Whole Communities, Pine Wind Zen Monastery, and The Climate Project.  An honors graduate of Rutgers University with dual degrees in ecology and environmental policy, Stacey previously worked with Rutgers University’s nationally-respected Director of Purchasing on various “green” purchasing initiatives and as a leader of an environmental project at The Lawrenceville School.  She has worked in depth with hundreds of faith-based schools and houses of worship from diverse religious traditions, helping them integrate environmental initiatives into their operations. In 2010, Stacey was named 'Top 40 under 40' environmental leaders by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council.


Anne Rahikainen
Anne Rahikainen

Energy Services Program Director

732-565-7740, ext. 304 

Anne previously worked for the Poyry Group,  an engineering and consulting firm serving customers in the energy and environment sectors, advising  energy companies  on renewable energy investments across North America. She also held a sales and outreach role at Green Mountain Energy, one of the largest wind energy project developers and energy marketers in the USA, educating consumers about clean choices and home energy saving strategies . Anne is a BPI Certified Energy Auditor and Business Energy Professional.  She studied Business at Cornell University and has a degree in Environmental Science from the University of Helsinki, Finland.


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Advocacy Director

732-565-7740, ext. 305

Paul has been active in faith-based environmentalism for more than 30 years.  In 1981, he founded and chaired the Environment Committee at Temple Emeth, in Teaneck, NJ, where he has been a member for 45 years.  For eleven years he was the Assistant Regional Director of the New Jersey-West Hudson Valley office of the Union for Reform Judaism, the synagogue coalition of the Reform Jewish Movement.  During that time, he introduced the subject of Jewish Environmentalism to regional and national conventions of the Reform Movement.  He is currently a member of the Commission on Social Action of the Religious Action Center, the social action arm of Reform Judaism.  He teaches at Bergen Community College on the religious foundations of environmentalism.  An ardent hiker and bicyclist, he believes that each person can make a real difference in preserving this planet, and that we have a duty to raise our voices to elected and appointed leaders to support environmental conservation.


Karyn's photo 2015Karyn Grunwald
Office Manager

732-565-7740, ext. 300

Karyn is GreenFaith’s office manager, overseeing and administering the finances, database, and administrative support related to GreenFaith’s office and programs.  Prior to working for GreenFaith, Karyn did drafting and desktop publishing for various non-profits, including Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic and Chinese Acupuncture Healthcare. For 13 years she has volunteered for the Folk Project, a not-for-profit folk music, storytelling, and dance organization which sponsors and organizes a wide variety of folk activities in the Northern New Jersey area.  She also assisted with desktop publishing for a local town newsletter, and did data entry and other office work for the Mercer Street Friends Food Bank in Trenton. Karyn grew up in Millburn, New Jersey and moved to Florida after high school, where she majored in voice at University of Miami, Florida.

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Sean Watkins
Social Media Director
Sean Watkins

Sean Watkins develops and implements GreenFaith’s social media strategy and co-hosts the Climate Voices podcast.  Sean coordinated social media for the OurVoices campaign and previously conducted social media outreach among members of faith communities on LGBT issues.

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Deb Convery
Administrative Associate
Office Admin

732-565-7740, ext. 302

Deb Convery is GreenFaith’s Administrative Associate, and manages event planning.  Based in New Jersey, she has also worked as logistical coordinator of re-building efforts for communities affected by Superstorm Sandy.

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