Meet Our

Rev. Michael Malcom

MDiv, MBA, Executive Director

"I want to create an unparalleled opportunity for faith communities in Alabama."

The Reverend Michael Malcom is the Founder and Executive Director of The People's Justice Council and Alabama Interfaith Power and Light and a licensed and ordained United Church of Christ Minister. Rev Malcom is the former Senior Pastor of Rush Memorial Congregational UCC in Atlanta, GA. He is also the Environmental Justice Representative for the Southeast Conference of the United Church of Christ. He is currently the co-chair of the Building Power from the Grassroots Task Force with Climate Action Network International, and the co-chair of the Environmental Justice working group for the Southeast Climate and Energy Network. He currently serves as the International Liaison for the US Climate Action Network and co-chair of the Faith Working Group for the Climate Strike Coalition.

Rev Malcom’s academic journey began at Beulah Heights University where he graduated May 2008 with an undergraduate in Biblical Education and Leadership. He was accepted to and began attending The Interdenominational Theological Center where he earned a Master of Divinity Degree in 2011. Due to his understanding of the role of a pastor he completed five units of Clinical Pastoral Education at The Atlanta VA Medical Center and AnMed Health Hospital in Anderson, SC. In May of 2016 Rev Malcom graduated from Terry School of Business MBA program at the University of Georgia. In October of 2017 he completed a post master’s human resource management course at Cornell University.  In 2019 he completed the Convergence Leader Project with the Center for Progressive Renewal and the Just Energy Academy with Partnership for Southern Equity.

Michael’s varied experience is coalescing in a powerful way to create an unparalleled opportunity for faith communities throughout Alabama to unite and raise their voice against environmental racism, economic oppression, environmental injustice and climate change.


Turethia Malcom

Turethia Malcom is a lead cardiac sonographer at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Emory Midtown in Atlanta, Ga. Turethia has served in the Christian church for over 15 years through volunteer work and community service. Through her work as a cardiac sonographer, she has seen the harmful effects that climate does to the raspatory system and it has become her passion to get involved with mitigating the harmful effects of air pollution.


Turethia is a graduate of Sanford Brown College and is currently enrolled at the University of Alabama at Birmingham pursuing a Master in Public Health.


Daniel Tait

Daniel Tait is the Technical Director of Energy Alabama, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization accelerating Alabama’s transition to sustainable energy through education, advocacy, and technical assistance. Mr. Tait also serves as a Research and Communications Manager for the Energy and Policy Institute.


Mr. Tait was named the 2015 International Young Energy Professional of the Year by the Association of Energy Engineers and he serves on the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Energy Efficiency Information Exchange Council. He volunteers for Energy Huntsville and acts as Treasurer of the Association of Energy Engineers, Huntsville Chapter.


He graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with a degree in International Trade and Foreign Language.

Kyle G. Crider

Kyle G. Crider holds a BS in Environmental Studies from the University of Alabama’s innovative and interdisciplinary New College. He also holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from UAB, with a double-emphasis in Urban Planning & Policy Analysis.


He is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional, Neighborhood Development (LEED AP ND) and serves on the U.S. Green Building Council’s Alabama Market Leadership Advisory Board. He attends Saint Junia United Methodist Church.