Thursday, October 10, 2013

Meet the New PEC Coordinator Tricia!

Hello Caretakers of Creation!

My name is Tricia Bruckbauer and I am the new PEC Coordinator for this year, so I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself.

I am from a small town in Washington State right near Mt. Rainier.  I just graduated from Gonzaga University in May where I majored in Communications and minored in Sociology and Religious Studies.  I enjoy traveling, baking, Gonzaga basketball, board games, and am a self-proclaimed National Park “junkie”.  My parents are both from Montana so between Big Sky Country, Mt. Rainier National Park in my backyard, and a minivan, I was fortunate to be able to see a lot of the country’s wild places growing up.

I moved to the other Washington in August as a part of the Lutheran Volunteer Corps.  My placement for the year is with Creation Justice Ministries (CJM), and part of that position includes coordinating the efforts of PEC.  As Coordinator, I am managing PEC’s website, social media, email accounts, and mailings as well as doing other administrative work.  Alongside PEC, the main focus of my time with CJM will be public lands issues and matters of preserving God’s creation.  Growing up in the West, I have come to appreciate wilderness and what it does for the mind, body, and soul.  I am very passionate about land conservation and making sure that the areas we enjoy today will be around for future generations to enjoy tomorrow.

I was raised in the Lutheran Church and stewardship of the land has always been part of my understanding of how I interact with nature.  I am looking forward to working with people just as passionate about Creation as I am as we address the multitude of environmental issues that plague our cities, states, country and planet.  Just in my first few weeks on the job, I have experienced the love that PEC members have for the earth and have admired the hard work and determination that is invaluable to the environmental movement.  As people of faith, we have a vital role to play in restoring, caring for, and preserving God’s creation and I look forward to joining you in this journey.


Holy One,
We thank you the gift of this passionate woman who has come to keep us focused, decent, and orderly.  We pray that she will find expansive time to explore her gifts and passions over this coming year.  Bless us as we seek to know and nurture this young woman and her four-footed companion.  May we, together, seek to amend how we have been in this world.  Let us find better ways of journeying with your creation.


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