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DeIPL’s Board of Directors

Our goal, ultimately, is to assure the preservation of a healthy, sustainable planet and closer to home, to improve the everyday quality of life of our families, our neighbors, and our communities.

DeIPL was founded in 2011 as a chapter of Interfaith Power & Light , a national non-profit organization inspiring and mobilizing people of faith and conscience to take bold and just action on climate change.

We bring the voices of the faith community to support environmental justice and climate action in Delaware. We believe we have a moral responsibility to scientifically inform and spiritually deepen our understanding of our relationship with the natural world - and with each other - and to act on those understandings.

Many different religious traditions believe in our common responsibilities as stewards of this earth. And many have put that belief into practice by taking action to protect the environment. Please visit our “What We Believe” page for links to these statements of faith and practice.

Board of Directors :

John Sykes

President and Founder; Retired, HP, Compaq computer services

LaVaida Owens-White

Vice President; Faith Community Nurse

The Rev. Canon Martha Kirkpatrick

Secretary; Canon to the Ordinary, Episcopal Church in Delaware

The Rev. Dr. Pamela Adams

Director; Delaware State University

Ed Klinge

Director; Retired DuPont Consultant

Irfan Patel

Director; TE Connectivity

The Rev. Bob Hall

Director; Pastor Salem United Methodist Church

Charanjeet Singh Minhas

Director; Delaware Sikh Coalition

John Sertich

Director; Executive Solar Industry

Dr. Randi Johnson

Director; Retired US Dept of Agriculture