Susan has served as the Executive Director at Iowa IPL since 2010. She is ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) with an M. Div. from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, a B.A. from Bethany College in Bethany, West Virginia, and a certificate in Spiritual Direction. Prior to Iowa IPL, Susan served as a pastor in both Disciples of Christ and United Methodist congregations, focusing on social justice ministries. She also has experience managing non-profit organizations, and served as the first Heartland Field Organizer for the ONE Campaign on global poverty.
Susan is a member of the RE-AMP Steering Committee, a network of over 160 climate, energy, and environmental organizations throughout the Midwest, and leads the Faith Caucus for the RE-AMP network. She also serves as a member of the Iowa Wind Energy Association Board of Directors, and on the Campaigns Committee for the national Interfaith Power & Light organization. She has given presentations and served on panels throughout Iowa and the Midwest. Susan believes that climate change is a moral issue, disproportionately impacting those who are most vulnerable in our world. She gets her motivation and inspiration from her two sons.
Susan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 515.689.1112.
Sarah Paulos – Program and Outreach Coordinator
Sarah is the creator of the Cool Congregations program, which she brought to over 400 congregations in 6 years in Iowa and 15 other states. It is now a program of the national Interfaith Power and Light organization. Among other programs she developed for Iowa IPL is Food, Faith, Climate: Connecting the Dots, providing education on how our food practices contribute to climate change and exploring how our faith traditions call us to respond with practical solutions. An inspiring part of her work is writing Success Stories about people who are motivated by their beliefs to take action on climate. She also serves as Faith Caucus Coordinator for REAMP, a network of over 160 climate, energy, and environmental organizations throughout the Midwest.
In addition to her work for Iowa IPL, Sarah helped design and deliver Cool Neighbors, a neighborhood energy reduction challenge between historic neighborhood associations, and worked with Yards for Kids, a neighborhood toxics reduction program, both based out of the Center for Energy and Environmental Education at the University of Northern Iowa.
Sarah can be reached at email@example.com
Hannah Landgraf – Climate and Energy Policy Specialist
Hannah joined Iowa IPL in October of 2016. She recruits, engages, and trains Iowans to reduce carbon pollution through the advancement of clean energy policies. Hannah holds an M. Div. from Emory University and a B.A. from Simpson College. Prior to her work at Iowa IPL, Hannah worked in partnership with individuals and families in Atlanta to assist and advocate with them to overcome and avoid homelessness. She believes some of the greatest and most immediate dangers of climate change are being felt by and imposed upon the poor and that people of faith can and should be leaders in finding sustainable solutions to climate change.
Hannah can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org