OhIPL Staff

Sara WardSara Ward
Executive Director

Sara Ward is the owner of Earthkeeping, providing safe space for groups seeking an awareness and desire for deepening their connection with self, community and all of creation. Since 2011 she also serves as Executive Director of Ohio Interfaith Power & Light, a statewide non-profit which empowers persons of faith to respond to climate disruption through leadership development, energy stewardship and advocacy. . More…

Craig FosterCraig Foster
Technical Consultant

Craig Foster has over 40 years of experience as an engineer and manager. His experience spans many areas of facility design, optimization and management. Craig is also a Deacon in the Episcopal Church  More…

Marti HunterMarti Hunter
Communications Consultant

Marti Hunter comes to OhIPL with a background in religious education and communications work in both the nonprofit and religious communities. Marti worked as Director of Religious Education for churches in Ohio and Wisconsin before joining the staff of the United Church of Christ in Cleveland, Ohio.  More…


AlyciaAlycia Ashburn
Outreach Consultant/Coordinator

Alycia Ashburn is the Outreach Consultant for Ohio Interfaith Power and Light. Before moving to Ohio in 2013 she served as the Creation Care Campaign Director for Sojourners in Washington, DC.  She is a board member for the Center for Spirituality in Nature, an advisory board member for Lutherans Restoring Creation, and a GreenFaith Fellow (2013) More

 Deborah Steele
Regional Outreach Consultant

Deborah Steele has been a passionate advocate and organizer on a variety of issues from healthcare to environmental concerns for the past decade. Growing up in the United Church of Christ in Minnesota she gained a deep appreciation for being connected to, and worshiping in nature. More