Sandy Plett has been hired as the climate action coordinator for Mennonite Church Canada, a position that will coordinate efforts across the regional churches to build understanding and action around, and in response to, the climate crisis. Plett, who lives in Morden, Man., currently co-facilitates MC Manitoba’s Climate Action Working Group, which serves to resource the regional church’s congregations for engagement in climate justice. Together for more than a year, the group recently held an event called “Hope and courage: Mennonites gathering for climate action,” an afternoon of worship and workshops designed to help people take next steps in leading climate action in church and community settings. Most recently, Plett has facilitated Faithful Climate Conversations, an initiative started by For the Love of Creation, a national coalition of faith-based organizations across Canada working towards climate justice. Over the past two years, Plett has led conversations held by eight congregations in MC Manitoba, helping them discern next steps for their communities. The climate action coordinator position is a two-year-term position. Plett began working in her role on Nov. 28.
—Mennonite Church Canada