The UCC's Justice and Witness Ministries has named Terry Yasuko Ogawa to serve as the Charles Cobb Environmental Resident in its Washington, D.C., office.
The residency, named to honor one of the UCC's pioneers for justice and the first executive director of the former Commission for Racial Justice, was created this year to enhance the UCC's advocacy on environmental issues, to monitor pending legislation, and to assist in developing strategies for educating and mobilizing the church on eco-justice concerns.
The residency is supported, in part, with funds from the Neighbors in Need all-church offering. Ogawa is a graduate of the College of Charleston in South Carolina and a member of Circular Congregational Church UCC in Charleston. She will begin work in September.