Board Members


Chair: Rev. Stancy F. Adams, MDiv.

Associate Minister and Director of Christian Education, Russell Street Missionary Baptist Church

Founder and President, Safe Sacred Space

Assistant Secretary, Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit and Vicinity

Adjunct Faculty, Ashland University

Former Vice President, Metropolitan Organizing Strategy Enabling Strength (M.O.S.E.S.)

Vice-Chairman: Robert A. Bruttell

Former Chairman, InterFaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit

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: Greg Geiger

Ordained Bishop in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Former Vice-Chairman of the InterFaith Leadership Council

Convenor of the Farmington Interfaith Group

Retired Ford Finance executive

Treasurer: Asim Khan

Ford Motor Company Interfaith Network

Founding member of Tawheed Center Mosque

Former Board Member, Islamic Huda School

Secretary: 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


Dennis Archambault

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. Dr. Charles Packer

Senior Minister of the Pine Hill Congregational Church, West Bloomfield

Adjunct Professor, Ecumenical Theological Seminary, Detroit

Former Assistant Instructor, Biblical Hebrew, Ecumenical Theological Seminary and University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

Former Dean, Congregational Foundation for Theological Studies

Gail Katz

Co-Founder and Former President of WISDOM

Former Chair and Current Active Member of the World Sabbath

Member, Temple Israel

Bryant Frank

Retired Senior Counsel and Secretary of Soave Enterprises, LLC

Co-Chair of Detroit’s Muslim – Jewish Advisory Council (MJAC)

Former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Detroit’s Matrix Human Services

Current Board Member of JCRC/AJC, Co-Chair’s JCRC/AJC’s Muslim/Jewish Initiative and Former President of the American Jewish Committee’s Detroit Regional Office.

Cantorial Soloist for the Grosse Pointe Jewish Council

Dr. Walid Harb

Retired from University of Detroit Mercy as Medical Director of their Physician Assistant Program, and an Affiliate Professor.

Former Internal Medicine Residency Program Director, Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center

Retired Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Former Islamic Center of America Chairman and Current Board Member

Retired Section Chief of General Internal Medicine at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center/Beaumont Hospital-Dearborn

Dr. Anil Kumar

Member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and Former Adult Bible teacher

Raised with an Interfaith Background in the Hindu, Sikh, and Catholic Traditions

Elected Member of the Board of Governors of Wayne State University

Chief of Staff at Ascension

Dr. Jacqueline (Jakki) Nelson

Ministry Advisor, Gethsemane Baptist Church

Minister of Pastoral Care, Third New Hope Baptist Church

Padmaja Rao

Corporate Social Responsibility at AAA – Auto Club Group

National Diversity Council Certified Diversity Professional

Hindu Dharma Educator

Hindu Speakers Bureau

South Asian American Voices for Impact (SAAVI) Board

Co-panelist and facilitator at interfaith events throughout metropolitan Detroit to promote understanding and encourage dialogue between members of different faith and ethnic communities

Dr. Cynthia Taueg

Chair, IFLC Health Equity Partnership

Vice-Chair of Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network

Online Group Leader, Bible Study Fellowship

Board Member Congregation St Joseph Ministries

Former VP, Community Health, Ascension Southeast Michigan

Dr. Paul von Oeyen

Retired High-Risk Obstetrician from Beaumont Health

Facilitator of the Social Justice Mission Area Team, Detroit Metropolitan Association, United Church of Christ representing the People’s Water Board of Detroit

Co-Chair of the Michigan Interfaith Coalition for Reproductive Rights

Board Member of the Interfaith Health and Hope Coalition of Metro Detroit, the Metro Detroit Gray Panthers, the Evangelical Homes of Michigan, and is also a member of the Prophetic Integrity MAT, Michigan Conference UCC, and a member of Physicians for a National Health Program

Rev. Dr. Jimmie Wafer

Pastor, Historic New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church

Former Board Member, Ecumenical Theological Seminary, Detroit

Dion Williams

Director of Faith Base and Urban Affairs for Governor Whitmer and the State of Michigan

Previously served as outreach liaison for the City of Detroit Mayor’s Office, the Detroit Medical Center as Ecumenical Advisor, and various political campaigns such as Richard Bernstein for Michigan Supreme Court Judge, and Warren Evans for Wayne County Executive

Outreach coordinator and community engagement liaison for the Motown Museum expansion project


Dr. Anil Kumar

Dr. Glenda Price

Radhika Shukla

GB Thimotheose

Dion Williams