I am a community organizer, raised on Coast Salish territory in Vancouver, BC. I grew up in the United Church of Canada, have a BSc in Urban Agriculture and First Nations Studies from the University of British Columbia, and an MA in Religious Leadership for Social Change from University of California at Berkley. I am a co-creator of Fossil Free Faith and The Self Care Project. In my day job, I lead Strategic Communications at the Columbia Institute and their Centre for Civic Governance. In June 2015, I traveled to the Vatican for events around the release of Laudato Si’. I was also part of leading conversations within the United Church toward the decision to urge the church to divest from fossil fuels at General Council 42 in August 2015. I have an 11-year-old stepdaughter and a one-year-old son. Follow me on Twitter @christineeboyle.