Who We Are

The work of Fossil Free PCUSA has rested on the shoulders and in the hands of hundreds of people. Below you'll meet the current Steering Committee of our work. Email us if you have questions or want to join our work. You can also stay connected in lots of ways.


Together we are for creation!

rev. abby mohaupt, Moderator


abby mohaupt is a Teaching Elder in San Francisco Presbytery and PhD student at Drew University. She loves Jesus, running, and the ocean. Her previous work has included working as a pastor in Northern California, a volunteer at a domestic violence shelter in Chicago, and an artist for worship and liturgy for a variety of conferences. She semi-regularly blogs at www.featheology.org, and her writing on earth care has appeared in Sojourners, the Presbyterian Church USA's Unbound, and Ecclesio. She can usually be found with at least one crayon in hand.


Pat Kinney, Treasurer


Pat Kinney is a member of the Cool Planet Group of First Presbyterian Palo Alto.  A recently retired software engineer, she is enjoying have more time to work on Climate Change issues. 

Susan De George, Parliamentarian


Rev. Dr. Susan De George is Stated Clerk of Hudson River Presbytery, teaches World Religions and the Environment at Pace University, a Master Composter and Recycler, and a lawyer. She enjoys gardening, playing guitar, ukulele, mountain lark, and flute, knitting, reading, and having interesting conversations with folks who really want to change the world.


Laurie Fisher


Laurie Fisher is a retired educator living in Kansas City, MO.  She was Heartland Presbytery’s Overture Advocate at General Assembly, 2016.  Climate change tops her list of important issues that need addressing.

Katie Preston


Katie Preston, M.Div, is passionately committed to engaging in meaningful political action to combat climate change. She worked previously with two different Interfaith Power & Light chapters, and built relationships with congregations, colleagues, and politicians in the work to embrace care for creation.  She believes in our fundamental call to be good stewards, and our need to work towards a more just and whole future through a faith lens. Katie lives outside of Boston, MA, and enjoys running in all seasons, but especially fall.

David Kepley


David Kepley is a ruling elder at Providence PC in Fairfax, VA. He has retired from a full time career at the National Archives and as a part-time history professor at a local community college. David is active in earth care issues at the National Capital Presbytery and with a local interfaith group. He is also an amateur photographer who tries to capture the awe of God’s incredible Creation.    


Bob Ross


Dr. Robert Ross is Associate Professor of Global Cultural Studies at Point Park University. In addition to serving on Fossil Free PCUSA's steering committee, he is currently serving as co-chair of advocacy for the Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and he is a member of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship Activist Council. He has published articles on the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment, and sanctions and its relationship to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in Unbound, Presbyterian News Service, Presbyterian Outlook, and Mondoweiss. He is a member of East Liberty Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  


Additional Leadership



Communications Coordinator: Hillary Mohaupt

Hillary Mohaupt is a writer and social media strategist. She was ordained an elder at Hanover Church in Wilmington, Delaware, and writes a column on intergenerational dialogue for Horizons, the magazine of Presbyterian Women. She previously served on the editorial board for More Light Presbyterians and PW's churchwide coordinating team. She lives in central New Jersey

Web support: Nathan Fleming

Nathan Fleming is a software engineer in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a self-proclaimed nerd who loves games, Chicago-style pizza, and outer space. He is more likely than not wearing a Star Wars t-shirt at this moment.


Want to join the team? We'd love to have you!

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