Environment Sector Coordinators


katetrnkaKate Trnka's love for the environment and all living beings has led her to serve as the Co-Lead for the Charter’s Environment Sector. She has her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Education and is now enjoying semi-retirement after her 26-year career as a public school teacher.

Kate Trnka is a writer, educator, officiant, and small business owner. She is the founder of The Sacred Earth Institute, an eco-spiritual and educational organization whose mission is to connect people to the core of their being through the grace and power of the natural world. Kate is a published author and enjoys facilitating mindfully reconnecting with nature workshops.


jwilhoitDr. Jennifer J. Wilhoit is a spiritual ecologist, published author, and the founder of TEALarbor stories. She compassionately supports people’s creative and healing processes by drawing from nature’s wisdom. Jennifer is widely published on a variety of subjects including creative, nature-based approaches to creativity and healing; hospice and grief/loss issues; nature-derived arts and crafts; and peacemaking in high-conflict contexts. Dr. Wilhoit presents her inner/outer landscape research to international audiences, offers retreats and trainings, consults, teaches, and works individually with clients. She is an active member of the global compassion, interfaith, and gratitude movements, including volunteering at the Charter for Compassion, serving with the United Nation’s World Interfaith Harmony Weeks, presenting her work at the 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions, and writing blogs for A Network for Grateful Living. Jennifer has served for the past twenty-one years as a hospice volunteer, sacred vigiler, and bereavement coach and has created and implemented innovative end-of-life programs including The Letters Project.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferjwilhoit/

Website: http://www.tealarborstories.com/index.cfm


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