Ethics and the

    Columbia River Treaty


    Righting Historic Wrongs

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     Tom Soeldner

     Ethics & Treaty Project, coordinator

Thomas Soeldner is a retired Lutheran minister and educator.  For the past 20 years he has worked part time as a consultant to organizations and an executive coach for non-profit, academic, and public service leaders, work which he continues with Systems Coaching LLC. 

During his career he has served as a parish pastor, an elementary and high school principal, a college and seminary lecturer, and Director for the Southern Africa programs for the Center for Global Education of Augsburg University.  He lived and worked in South Africa and Namibia from 1985 through 1994.

Currently Tom serves as National Forest Chair and Spokane River Chair for the Upper Columbia River Group of the Sierra Club, and on the Professional Advisory Board for the Clinical Pastoral Education at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.  Tom lives with his wife Linda Finney on forty acres of managed forest and native grassland south of Spokane.


email:    waltsoe@gmail.com