Prior to serving as Georgia Interfaith Power & Light’s Executive Director, Codi worked as GIPL’s Director of Programs and Policy for three years. As Executive Director, Codi continues to lead all policy, program, and outreach efforts, spending much of his spring at the Capitol during the legislative session. He also directs one of GIPL’s flagship programs, Solar Wise, bringing sustainable and energy alternatives to communities of faith. He manages the development and implementation of all GIPL educational programs.
Codi has been involved with environmental justice campaigns and the philosophy of sustainability since college. After working as the Social Justice Coordinator for Samford University, Codi continued his environmental work with Oakleaf Mennonite Farm and Emory University’s Office of Sustainability. Codi remains interested in the intersectional relationships between environmental justice and faith as it relates to broader systems of injustice. In addition to this, Codi also brings to GIPL his experience working abroad in the field of international peacebuilding and conflict transformation, working with communities in Israel, Palestine, and Belfast, Northern Ireland, and examining the degree to which environmental degradation relates to international conflicts.
Codi holds a Masters of Divinity (MDiv) from Candler School of Theology at Emory University with concentrations in Justice, Peacebuilding, and Conflict Transformation (JPCT), Theology and Ethics, and a Graduate Certificate in Human Rights. Also holding a BA in Religion from Samford University, Codi is interested in working at the intersection of religion, human rights, public policy, and the environment. He is excited to be working directly with congregations, inspiring and equipping them both through theological education and by providing pathways for practical faith-based environmental action. When he’s not leading GIPL programs, Codi plays the drums on Sundays with the worship team at Park Avenue Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA.