My Articles and Publications (click to download)
Trained as a Climate Leader by Al Gore
In July of 2020, I had the amazing opportunity to attend Al Gore's Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training, something I have wanted to do for a long time. It was a tough 9 days and it was done virtually due to Covid, which added some complications. Still, I loved the experience and the training it provided.
The Earth is facing a climate crisis, driven by fossil fuels. At Climate Reality, we’re here to make urgent action a necessity. In politics. In business. In every aspect of our lives. Everywhere.
Urgent action to cut greenhouse gas emissions and speed the global shift to renewables. Urgent action to halt the Trump Administration’s radical fossil fuel agenda. Urgent action to make world leaders strengthen and honor their Paris Agreement commitments.
Led by former US Vice President Al Gore and CEO and President Ken Berlin, we do it by empowering everyday people to become activists, equipped with the tools, training, and network to fight for solutions and drive change planet-wide.
The result is over 21,000 Climate Reality Leaders mobilizing communities in 154 countries. Branches in 10 critical nations and regions around the Earth. 130 activist chapters (and growing) pushing for practical clean energy policies across the US.
Together, they add up to a powerful movement growing by the day. One by the people. Of the people. For the planet. Join us.
Workshops, Speaking Engagements, and Consulting for Chaplains and other Caregivers.
First on the Scene: Crisis Intervention in Spiritual Care
From the Review:
"Very few books possess practical information, useful theory, compassionate presence, and an exciting and engaging writing style. The Reverend Dr. Donald B. Stouder has written such a book. For nearly 40 years, first as an EMT/Paramedic and then as a Health Care Chaplain, Don has been “first on the scene”. For him, it is a complicated term that means many things. Sometimes it has a literal meaning; those times when he has pulled up on a scene of a motor vehicle accident or arrived inside someone’s home first on a medical aid call as a first responder; in other settings, it might mean being the first person at the bedside during a Code Blue or trauma admission that is able to provide emotional and spiritual support to the patient and family. Don also uses the term to describe a certain perspective toward leadership, especially in dynamic environments and organizations. It is a strange niche to spend one’s career he says, but an incredibly rewarding one given the comfort that can be provided so quickly and effectively. Using his wealth of experience, Don has written a book to address what has been absent for many chaplains especially those new to the field; useful training materials, written specifically for health care chaplains, that address this unique moment in crisis intervention."
Monte De Oro Winery and Vineyards
In 2015, my husband Tim and I joined OGB Partners, LLC, the company that owns Monte De Oro Winery and Vineyards in Temecula, California. We joined a group of some 100 owners from all over the United States, South Africa and the United Kingdom who believe in making great wine. Being a winery owner is a dream come true, an amazing educational experience, and an opportunity to share our love of wine and winemaking with our friends and family. Come visit the winery; we are making some amazing wines. Tell then Don and Tim sent you!