Rev. SusSusan Guy 3an Hendershot Guy – Executive Director

Susan has served as the Executive Director at Iowa IPL since 2010.  She is ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) with an M. Div. from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, a B.A. from Bethany College in Bethany, West Virginia, and a certificate in Spiritual Direction.  Prior to Iowa IPL, Susan served as a pastor in both Disciples of Christ and United Methodist congregations, focusing on social justice ministries.  She also has experience managing non-profit organizations, and served as the first Heartland Field Organizer for the ONE Campaign on global poverty.

Susan is co-chair of the Executive Committee for the RE-AMP Network, a network of over 170 climate, energy, and environmental organizations throughout the Midwest. She also serves as a member of the Policy Committee for the national Interfaith Power & Light organization. She has given presentations and served on panels throughout Iowa and the Midwest. Susan believes that climate change is a moral issue, disproportionately impacting those who are most vulnerable in our world. She gets her motivation and inspiration from her two sons.

Susan can be reached at or by phone at 515.689.1112.


Sarah Paulos – Program and Outreach Coordinator

Sarah is the creator of the Cool Congregations program, which she brought to over 400 congregations in 6 years in Iowa and 15 other states. It is now a program of the national Interfaith Power and Light organization. Among other programs she developed for Iowa IPL are Food, Faith, Climate: Connecting the Dots, and The Good Life Redefined. An inspiring part of her work is writing Success Stories about people who are motivated by their beliefs to take action on climate.

In addition to her work for Iowa IPL, Sarah helped design and deliver Cool Neighbors, a neighborhood energy reduction challenge between historic neighborhood associations, and worked with Yards for Kids, a neighborhood toxics reduction program, both based out of the Center for Energy and Environmental Education at the University of Northern Iowa.

Sarah can be reached at