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Dr. Geran Lorraine appointed as the Associate Director of the Center for Ecological Regeneration

We’re thrilled to welcome Dr. Geran Lorraine as the new Associate Director of the Center for Ecological Regeneration at Garrett-Evangelical. Geran (he/they) received their M.Div. from Union Presbyterian Seminary and Ph.D. in Ethics and Society from Vanderbilt University, with a minor in Indigenous Studies. They bring a rich background in academic, administrative, non-profit, and advocacy work, including as a community organizer with Virginia Interfaith Power and Light and a co-founder of a gender-affirming care voice clinic and a non-profit affordable community school. As a scholar-activist, they draw on Indigenous, Ecological, Womanist, Black Feminist, Linguistic, and Queer thought in their writing and speaking, while engaging in grassroots movements like Occupy, Freedom to Marry, Black Lives Matter, Standing Rock, Line 3, and the Poor People’s campaign.

As the CER Associate Director, a 5-year grant-funded position through the Lilly Endowment’s Thriving Congregations Initiative, Geran will work with the Director to help realize the center’s mission through administrative, programmatic, and collaborative leadership. This will include partnering with Garrett faculty, staff, administration, students, and external partners to achieve implementation of the CER’s strategic priorities, including carrying out the major responsibilities and projects related to the Midwest Bioregional Hub and grant management. 

“I am excited to join the work of the Center for Ecological Regeneration at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary as we seek to continue and build upon the intersectional efforts needed to repair socio-ecological injustices. I look forward to engaging constellations of collaborators, allies, knowledge-seekers, and co-conspirators as we journey toward regenerative possibilities that enable us all to flourish.”- Geran

Welcome, Dr. Lorraine!