|Rebecca Ellen Augustine holds a B.A. in Sociology from North Dakota State University, a certification as a Master NLP Practitioner from the American Union of NLP, and also is certified as a Human Rights Defender through Amnesty International. She is an ordained minister, wedding offiiciant, and holds a certification in chaplaincy from the National Association of Christian Ministers, volunteering as a disaster response chaplain.
Like many people, sociologist and environmental chaplain, Rebecca Ellen Augustine has witnessed and experienced the “pain of the world”. Our natural world is rapidly changing, which fosters angst for a sustainable future. Is the world dying? Have we reached the point of no return? Or, is there hope for the world?
With over three decades of working for the greater good, and in-the-trenches of real-life experience - facilitating holistic change, and offering presence, reflective listening, empathy and basic attendance to people, Rebecca’s view is one of hope and renewal. She acknowledges the ecological crisis as not only a crisis in sustainability, but also as a spiritual crisis.
As a steward of the Earth, Rebecca assists non-profit environmental and social justice organizations, social work or environmental agencies, as well as communities and individuals transform despair, apathy, anger, and overwhelm into empowerment based on choice. Rebecca provides spiritual, theological and healing support to people engaged in transforming our way of life into a more life-sustaining global society.
In addition to her work as a Environmental Chaplain, Rebecca is also a wedding officiant, editor and proofreader, herb gardener, grateful parent, natural perfumer, fencer, enthusiastic home cook, gemstone aficionado, avid reader, happy wife, writer, spiritual philosopher, human rights defender, essential oil connoisseur, and student of quantum physics.