Board Members


Chair: Rev. Stancy F. Adams

Associate minister and director of Christian education, Russell Street Missionary Baptist Church

Assistant secretary, Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit and Vicinity

Former vice president, Metropolitan Organizing Strategy Enabling Strength (M.O.S.E.S.)

Vice-chairman: Robert A. Bruttell

Chairman, InterFaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit for its first ten years

Vice chairman, Ecumenical Theological Seminary, Detroit

Adjunct professor of religious studies and history, University of Detroit Mercy

Member, Christ the King Parish (Roman Catholic)

President: Raman Singh

Volunteer for Women’s Interfaith Solutions for Dialogue and Outreach in Metro Detroit (WISDOM), World Sabbath and the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion

Board member of the Gurdwara Sahib Mata Tripta (Sikh congregation)

Treasurer: Jaspal Neelam

Controller, Bloomfield Tennis and Fitness

Advisor and board member of Singh and Kaur Foundation

Member, Gurdwara Sahib Mata Tripta

Secretary: Dr. Daniel Buttry

Global consultant for Peace and Justice, International Ministries, American Baptist Churches

Author of Interfaith Heroes and Interfaith Heroes 2

Member, Genesis Congregation (American Baptist)


Dennis Archambault, APR

Vice president, Authority Health (formerly Detroit Wayne County Health Authority) and program director for its Albert Schweitzer Fellowship 

Former board member, Ecumenical Theological Seminary, Detroit

Roman Catholic

Rev. Gerald Cardwell

Ordained Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church

Associate Minister at Oak Grove A.M.E. Church in Detroit

Former pastor of Community A.M.E. Church in Ecorse; St. John A.M.E. Church in River Rouge; and Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church in Flint.  

Rachel Clawson

Public affairs director of the Westland Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, focusing on youth ministry

Developer of intercultural, interfaith youth activities and a web site promoting religious literacy and interfaith experiences

Nancy Combs

Director of community health, Henry Ford Health System

Board member, Matrix Human Services and the Interfaith Health and Hope Coalition

Elder, Fort Street Presbyterian Church

Karin Dains

Public affairs director of the Bloomfield Hills Stake (11 congregations) of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints

Board member, WISDOM

Rabbi Dorit Edut

Co-founder of Detroit Interfaith Outreach Network (DION)

Founder of Greater Detroit Muslim-Jewish Solidarity Council

Venkatesha Hollabbi

Active Volunteer Coordinator for Religious Diversity Journeys for Hindu Temples Across Metro Detroit

Accomplished Vedantic teacher and lecturer, leading several study groups on Hindu texts in SE Michigan

Former manager at Boeing and Ford Motor Company

Donna Jawad

Community outreach coordinator for the Michigan Center for Contextual Factors in Alzheimer’s disease

Member and event coordinator, Islamic Center of America

Asim Khan

Member of Michigan Muslim Community Council (MMCC)

Ford Motor Company Interfaith Network

Founding member of Tawheed Center Mosque 

Former Board Member, Islamic Huda School

Gail Katz

Co-founder and past president of WISDOM

Chair, World Sabbath and Jewish/Chaldean Social Action Initiative

Member, Temple Israel

Lisa Mason

Lead Eucharistic minister

Former member of Pastoral Council

Current Board Member, Common Ground

Vice President of Program Partnerships for the Greater Detroit Area Health Council (GDAHC)

Rev. Dr. Charles Packer

Senior minister of the Pine Hill Congregational Church

Adjunct professor, Ecumenical Theological Seminary, Detroit

Rev. Dr. Jimmie Wafer

Pastor, New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church

Board member, Ecumenical Theological Seminary, Detroit

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