Kyle Meyaard-Schaap, National Organizer and Spokesperson
Rev. Kyle Meyaard-Schaap serves as the National Organizer and Spokesperson for Young Evangelicals for Climate Action. Kyle holds an undergraduate degree in religious studies from Calvin College (B.A. '12), a Master of Divinity degree from Western Theological Seminary (M.Div. '16), and is ordained in the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA). Much of his professional experience has involved the integration of theology, science, and action toward a deeper awareness of the Christian responsibility to care for God's earth and to love one’s neighbors, both at home and around the world.
Kyle has been named to Midwest Energy Group's 40 Under 40 and the American Conservation Coalition’s 30 Under 30 cohorts for his work on climate change education and advocacy. Most recently, he was named a Yale Public Voices on the Climate Crisis Fellow for 2020. He has been featured in national and international news outlets such as PBS, NPR, NBC News, Grist, Reuters, and U.S. News and World Report. He is married to Allison and lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan with their son, Simon.
Tori Goebel, Communications Director
Tori serves as the Communications Director for the Evangelical Environmental Network and Young Evangelicals for Climate Action.
She holds an undergraduate degree in communications and political science from Gordon College (B.A. '16) and a masters of environmental law and policy from Vermont Law School (M.E.L.P. '19). Tori’s work experience includes leading digital strategy for an advertising agency and serving as Communications Manager for an educational organization. Tori has long had a passion for defending the environment as an act of stewardship for God’s creation, and she sees her role at EEN and YECA as the perfect intersection of her communications background, passion for improving communities, and defending creation against the threat of climate change.
Tori was born and raised in New England and currently lives in the Boston area.