Interfaith Solar Campaign


Leaders are key to making change happen. Partnership makes it possible. We’re proud to have a strong team of leaders and partners!

Who We Are

Lou Stagnitto

Program Director

Lou heads the all volunteer team, combining his experiences and skills from 20 years in the healthcare industry. Lou brings creativity and passion to this work for change, using his experience with a change methodology to address the climate crisis. In addition to this work, Lou chairs the Board of the Quest Center for Integrative Health. When not trying to change the world, Lou enjoys healthy living, studying Spanish, and growing food and flowers in his garden.

John Pitney


John coordinates outreach to faith communities. A retired United Methodist minister, he’s been a Climate Justice teacher and advocate for decades, believing in the power of congregations to make a real difference. He and his wife, Debbie vow not to be the grandparents who have to explain to their grandchildren why we didn’t do all we could about our climate emergency while there was still time.

Steve Katz

Steve spent his career as a hospital pharmacist, in several teaching hospitals. In each of these institutions he encouraged environment awareness, including the installation of bike racks, and paper and cardboard recycling. This was a carry over from the recycling efforts he experienced during WW2. Steve reports that when seeing the air  and water quality decreasing, he is to work to reverse this trend, and encouraging solar panels on houses of worship, is one means of accomplishing this goal.

Tim Overton-Harris

Columbia District Superintendent, Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference
Rev. Tim Overton-Harris is the District Superintendent of the Columbia District of the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. His district covers much of the Portland area and up and down the Columbia River. He has been an ordained member of the UMC for over 40 years. Rev. Tim has lived in Aloha, Oregon since 1999 with his wife Amy Overton-Harris (pastor of the Tualatin United Methodist Church). They have three dogs and a cat. Their immediate family is made up of three grown children and their partners and 3 grandchildren. Rev. Tim is committed to social justice, environmental justice, and the full inclusion of all God’s people in all aspects of life.


CollectiveSun, LLC

has worked with nonprofit and religious organizations since 2011, installing solar panels in 25 US states. With expertise in financing solar projects, and managing the installation process, CollectiveSun enhances the work of the campaign.

SunBridge Solar

is a preferred solar contractor for arrays in the Portland Metro area, and have helped several churches and nonprofit organizations understand the solar opportunity. We are pleased to partner with them as we help groups take the steps necessary to get solar energy.

Elemental Energy

brings expertise working with large organizations and commercial solar arrays, and partners with the campaign to assist local nonprofits go solar. Their track record with nonprofit organizations make them a preferred solar installer for the campaign.

True South

solar works with organizations and business in southern Oregon, and has a long history of making that region a leader in solar energy in Oregon. We are pleased to have their expertise as a resource for the churches and synagogues wanting to go solar.