Debbie McDaniel-Lindsey

Debbie McDaniel-Lindsey

Debbie McDaniel-Lindsey is a member of La Mesa 1st United Methodist Church, the same church she grew up in as a child 50 years ago.  After living many places in North America she spent her last working years in Los Angeles teaching elementary school.  When she and her husband retired they moved back to east county San Diego. The last 4 years she has spent volunteering with gun violence prevention groups and continues to do so. 

 

It was reconnecting with La Mesa UMC, and the Methodist Women’s group focused on Just Energy 4 All that helped educate herself about the climate crisis, start the Earth Care Ministry at church and work on building conversations with others in faith communities like ICEJ to see that climate change is not just a moral issue but a spiritual one.  Her late recognition of what she can do and must do also helps her connect with others who are just now trying to learn and change their behaviors.  She and her husband love spending time with their 3 grandchildren on the rural Oregon coast where awe-inspiring nature convinces her of how being in nature helps one grow spiritually.