Rev. Chester Craig Topple

Chester Craig Topple lives with his wife, Trasie, and two girls in Athens, GA. Ordained by the Presybterian Church (USA), Topple served as a youth director, campus minister, and a parish pastor for 15 years. Afterwards, he pursued chaplaincy work, and now works with St. Mary’s Health in Athens. Since his childhood walking in woods while holding his grandparents’ hands as they identified flora and fauna, Topple has a deep appreciation and connection with the Great Outdoors. Backpacking, trail running, camping, and hiking profoundly nourish his spirit. He is keenly interested in the intersection between faith and Creation care, including advocacy for wildlife, wild spaces, climate justice, and sustainable living. Nothing gives him greater joy than to see his girls’ eyes light up with discoveries they make in the natural world.