I am the founding executive director of the Catholic Climate Covenant. It is a privilege for me to wake up every day to work with our partners and supporters to share the good news of Catholic teaching on climate change and environmental protection. Before my work with the Covenant, I spent 11 years in the department of Justice, Peace and Human Development at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and three years in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati's social action office. I joined the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in 1982 where I met my wife, Susie (also a volunteer), and studied theology with the Franciscans in Berkeley, CA to obtain a masters degree. My undergraduate degree was from Xavier University in Cincinnati, my hometown. Susie and I have three children, Benjamin, Anna, and Zachary.