The Rev. Dr. Russell L. Meyer is the Executive Director of the Florida Council of Churches and Missional Pastor of the Lutheran Urban Parish of Tampa. He is the convener of the Florida Interfaith Climate Actions Network, now planning its sixth assembly for early 2020. He serves as community co-chair of the Suncoast Sea Level Rise Collaborative at St. Petersburg College with the Institute of Strategic Policy Solutions. He serves as the fiscal sponsor for the Real Talk Coalition for Education Equity. Active in state and national climate and moral policy movements, Rev. Meyer also chairs the Local and Regional Ecumenism Committee of the National Council of Churches. His doctoral work is in applying social field theory to generate conversation among heterogeneous groups that leads to new collaborative action. He is ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and has served churches in New York, Maryland, South Carolina, and Florida.