Kyle has served as the Executive Director of the Earth & Spirit Center since 2014 and the CEO since 2022. In addition to his administrative responsibilities at the Center, Kyle also teaches courses on Thomas Berry and hosts the Earth & Spirit Podcast on National Public Radio.
Kyle was a Herman B. Wells Scholar at Indiana University Bloomington and holds a double BA in Religious Studies and Germanic Studies, having spent a year at the Universität Hamburg in Germany. He earned a Master of Divinity, Honors Diploma, from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, Atlanta.
Prior to coming to the Earth & Spirit Center, Kyle was the director of graduate theology programs and ministry formation for Saint Meinrad, a Benedictine monastery and Roman Catholic school of theology. Kyle and his family spent fifteen years as organic farmers and homesteaders in Spencer County, Indiana. Kyle currently serves as a Catholic Climate Ambassador for the Catholic Climate Covenant and is the author of A Time to Plant: Life Lessons in Work, Prayer, and Dirt (Ave Maria Press, 2010) and Making Room: Soul-Deep Satisfaction Through Simple Living (Franciscan Media, 2021). He is a former columnist and essayist for America magazine and a current columnist for Franciscan Media’s St. Anthony Messenger magazine. He speaks across the country on issues of ecology and spirituality. Kyle is a trained singer and guitarist and he enjoys hiking, rock climbing and mountain biking.