Rev. Deborah Streeter is director of Upwellings: A Ministry of Environmental Stewardship, which works with people from faith communities, environmental activist groups and science/education organizations on California’s central coast on education, action, and worship around ocean and coastal issues. A member of the Christian Church of Pacific Grove, she co-founded their Blue Theology program, providing learning/serving retreats on ocean stewardship and spirituality. She writes a weekly “Blue Theology Tide-ings” blog.
An ordained minister in the United Church of Christ for more than 30 years, she has served as a local church pastor, campus minister, hospital chaplain, and denominational officer and editor. She has taught at Pacific School of Religion and in Santa Clara University’s Environmental Studies program.
Deborah served for nine years as a member and chair of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council. She has been a docent at Point Lobos State Reserve and a guide at the Monterey Bay Aquarium for more than 15 years and leads tours specifically designed for faith communities. In 2008 she directed the Living Ocean Initiative with support from the Monterey Bay Sanctuary and Aquarium, bringing together 150 faith leaders from diverse traditions to learn about faith and ocean conservation issues. She edited Dancing on the Brink of the World: Selected Poems of Point Lobos in 2003. She lives with her family in Big Sur.