Tyler Mark Nelson

Tyler Mark Nelson serves as the Summer Intern at The BTS Center and is a second-year graduate student pursuing a Master of Divinity at Yale Divinity School. Working at the intersection of religion and ecology, his research explores theologies of creation, eco-liturgical practices, and the ways in which attitudes and beliefs about creatureliness shape perceptions and ethics of human-nonhuman relationships. Tyler participates in roles of collaborative leadership within Common Ground (the YDS environmental student group), Yale’s Graduate Conference in Religion and Ecology 2023, and the eco-club at St. John’s Episcopal Church in New Haven, CT. He received a bachelor’s degree in theology from Whitworth University.

Prior to his graduate studies, Tyler worked in horticulture for several years, which includes roles in human resources and sales at a large-scale greenhouse, operations of a university vermiculture and compost program, and labor at an organic lavender farm. Outside of study and service, he can often be found carrying a backpack on the trail, working in the garden soil, or sharing meals and coffee with his wife Sara and their community.