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 discussion, we made the decision that both of us would retire in September of this year, giving the board ample time to find our replacement(s). While some of you may have heard Bryan Weinert, our board chair, make this announcement at the Fundraising Dinner in January, we want to be sure the information is circulated as wide as possible.
We, along with the board, have put several documents together to explain the nature of this position and to help facilitate a good transition to the new leadership. The position is officially open, and we will be receiving applications through March 31, 2019. If you are interested or know someone who is, please review the following documents:
The board has made it clear that they are open to having either two co-directors or a single director. Both models have worked for us in the past.
Finally, we look forward to these next few months of formal programming and personal engagement. 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.