Matthew Sleeth, MD – Executive Director
A former emergency room physician, Dr. Matthew Sleeth resigned from his position as chief of the medical staff and director of the ER to teach, preach, and write about faith and the environment. Since founding Blessed Earth, he has spoken at 1,000 churches and schools throughout the country. Dr. Sleeth is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and has two postdoctoral fellowships. He is the author of Serving God, Saving the Planet: A Christian Call to Action, the introduction to The Green Bible, 24/6: A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life, and Dr. Sleeth’s newest book Reforesting Faith: What Trees Teach Us about the Nature of God and His Love for Us. Contact Matthew!
Nancy Sleeth – Managing Director
As co-founder and Managing Director of Blessed Earth, Nancy Sleeth travels throughout the U.S. speaking and writing about faith and the environment. Prior to heeding this spiritual and environmental calling, Sleeth served as communications director for a Fortune 500 company and as an educator and administrator, most recently at Asbury University. Nancy is a graduate of Georgetown University and holds a masters degree in journalism. She is the author of Almost Amish: One Woman’s Quest for a Slower, Simpler, More Sustainable Life. She also authored Go Green, Save Green, the first-ever practical guide for going green from a faith perspective. Nancy and Matthew Sleeth have been married for more than 30 years. They live in Lexington, KY, near their grown children, Clark (a physician preparing for medical missions) and Emma (creation care speaker/author for teens and young adults). Contact Nancy!
Rev. Ryan Bennett – Co-Director, Blessed Earth Southeast
Ryan holds a MDiv from Asbury Seminary and pastors a large church in Tennessee. Along with his wife, Heather, a communications professional who has a passionate interest in environmental stewardship, Ryan has taken a lead role in his denomination’s creation care efforts. Contact Ryan!
Heather Bennett – Co-Director, Blessed Earth Southeast
Heather has a master’s in sustainability from Lipscomb University and served as manager of social media communications for the United Methodist Church denomination. Contact Heather!
Carson Daniel – Executive Assistant, Blessed Earth
Carson received a Bachelor’s of Arts in History from Asbury University. He also serves as a student pastor at an Anglican church in Lexington, KY. Carson enjoys hiking at RRG, reading spiritual classics, and exploring modern monasticism.