Connecting to Christ and His Creation
The Catholic Ecology Center is a ministry of Laudato Si' Project, a tax-deductible, 501(c)3 non-profit.
Laudato Si' Project began in 2016, responding to Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si': On Care for Our Common Home. The mission of Laudato Si' Project and the Catholic Ecology Center is to deepen faith and foster a stewardship ethic through hands-on encounters with the natural world. This is done through educational programming, stewardship projects, retreats, recreational outings and partnerships with schools and parishes.
Theresa grew up in the driftless region of Wisconsin on a small hobby farm. She graduated from Wyoming Catholic College in Lander Wyoming with a bachelor's degree in the Liberal Arts. Before joining the Catholic Ecology Center, Theresa worked on an organic produce farm and as a CNA for five years. During her time in Wyoming she spent over 70 hours in the back country and enjoyed many outdoor activities including rock climbing, white water kayaking, cross country skiing, canyoneering, caving, and backpacking.
Theresa has always found beauty to be the transcendental which brings her closest to Christ. She hopes to share God’s first book with others through her work at the Catholic Ecology Center.
Joe Meyer has always had a passion for his Catholic faith and a love for ecology. As a result of these passions and his desire to teach, he graduated from UW-Milwaukee with a Bachelor's degree in biology/environmental science education and later a Masters in Education from UW-La Crosse. He taught in National Parks and environmental education centers across the country and strives to connect people with Christ and His Creation.
As a result of his deep Catholic faith, he founded the non-profit Laudato Si' Project is 2016 and most recently the Catholic Ecology Center. He is also a science teacher at Marquette University High School in Milwaukee.