Words from Co-Directors
Almost twenty-five years ago a group of clergy met in the basement of St. Thomas Catholic Church here in Ann Arbor and formed what was first called United Now in Serving our Neighbors (UNISON). Within a year or two, the name was changed to the Ann Arbor Interfaith Alliance and then to the Interfaith Round Table. George was the director from 1996 to 2011, and later he was joined by Susan in 2011. We have worked well together, bringing our own strengths and perspectives to this interfaith work.
After several months of organizing, planning and interviewing, the board has hired another team to work together as co-directors. They are Rev. Renee Roederer, a Presbyterian community chaplain here in Washtenaw County and Dwight L. Wilson from the Ann Arbor Friends Meeting House and a long-time member of the IRT. We will have much more to say about them in the coming weeks. Their official start date is June 17, 2019.
Finally, as the summer comes to a close, you will see more and more Renee and Dwight and less of us. The transition is happening. These have been rewarding years, and we have every reason to believe that the next chapter will be creative and compelling in the arena of interfaith interaction. Thanks to all of you who have supported us and the wider work of the IRT.