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April 29, 2007  Guest Sara Spoonheim
Courtesy Toward the Earth

Sara Spoonheim is the Program & Development Director for Faith in Place. Faith in Place gives religious people the tools to become good stewards of the earth. Since 1999, they have helped more than 200 Illinois congregations Baha'i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, Unitarian, and Zoroastrian promote clean energy and sustainable farming.

With the help of the Environmental Leadership Program's Activity Fund, Sara created The Good Loaf, an organic bread line which earns income for Faith in Place while promoting its mission. With organic challah and communion bread (plus whole wheat farm bread, sour dough, multigrain and more), The Good Loaf builds support for sustainable farming within the religious community. Previously, Sara developed nationally- acclaimed sustainable housing for low-income Montana families at homeWORD.

She has a B.A. in Economics and Government from Connecticut College (1995) and Masters degrees in theology and community development from North Park Theological Seminary (2004). She serves on her church council at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Chicago, and was instrumental in helping her church become the first church in Chicago to go solar.

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