Tropical Leaves

Join Us!

We are a network of believers working with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to expand the presence of local creation care initiatives to every parish, school, and community.

Interested? Email us!

We will get you started at a commitment level that you feel comfortable with. 


If your parish already has a creation care initiative or group,

please let us know and tell us what you're up to!

Tropical Leaves

Participating Institutions

Meet The Organizers

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Nicholas Collura

Nicholas Collura, MDiv, is a board-certified healthcare chaplain and a spiritual director affiliated with St. Raphaela Center in Haverford, PA.

Emily Houck

Emily Houck is a middle school English language arts teacher who resides in Allentown, PA.

John Humphreys

John Humphreys is a biochemist, conservationist, and wildlife gardener who lives in Doylestown, PA.

Rev. Arthur Purcaro, OSA, is Assistant Vice President, and an adjunct professor of Theology and Religious Studies, at Villanova University. 

Father Arthur Purcaro