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Faith and Culture Conversations: Environmental Stewardship

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join St. Paul’s parishioners Dr. Christine Luckritz Marquis and Dr. David Coogan as they co-facilitate our monthly Faith and Culture Conversations. We invite speakers who have experience with pressing issues in our community and nation, discussing them through the lenses of faith and culture.

April Topic: Faith, Culture, and Environmental Stewardship

Featured Speaker(s): Michael Lipford (see bio below).

ONLINE ONLY. Registration required – CLICK HERE to register.


Michael Lipford | After a 36-year career, Michael Lipford retired from The Nature Conservancy in 2022, having served as Director/Ecologist of the Virginia Natural Heritage Program, Virginia State Director for 25 years, and most recently, Southeast Region Director. Currently, he is Director of Conservation Partnerships for the Capital Region Land Conservancy. He holds a B.S. in Biology from Virginia Tech and M.S. in Biology from James Madison University. His studies focused on river and forest ecology.

Michael, a Richmond native, has followed his call to care for creation in all aspects of his life. He is a member of Richmond’s First Baptist Church where he serves as a Deacon, Bible Class Teacher, and on the Board of the Endowment Fund. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have restored an 18th Century home in Henrico County where they raised their three daughters. In his personal time, he pursues drawing, beekeeping, gardening, and exploring the outdoors in many ways.


April 19
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Online (Zoom)


Rev. Keli Shipley Cooper