CIC Board

Center for Interfaith Cooperation is fortunate to have a diverse, dynamic, and dedicated Board of Directors. Since 2011, over one hundred faith and community leaders have contributed thousands of hours of volunteer service to strengthen the foundation for authentic interfaith relationship building in Central Indiana. Driven by a passion to learn, share, and engage with neighbors across religious differences, CIC board member commit to 3-year terms of service. Over nine distinct faith traditions are represented on the current board along with dozens of denominations. 


Here is a list of the 2021 Board of Directors and their affiliations…

Brian Shivers

Rev. Brian Shivers

Board Chair

(Second Presbyterian Church)
Sonal Sanghani

Sonal Sanghani

Vice Chair

(Jain Community)
Karen Friss

Karen Friss

Treasurer

(Unitarian Universalist)
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Maria Pimentel-Gannon

Secretary

(St. Monica’s Catholic Church)
Don Knebel

Don Knebel

Fiscal Sustainability Chair

(Second Presbyterian Church)
Rainie Grant

Rainie Grant

PR Marketing Chair

(Muslim Community)
Daniel Meyers

Rev. Daniel Meyers

Program Vice Chair

(Center for Faith and Vocation at Butler University)
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JR Sandadi

Board Member

(Hindu Educational Foundation and SEWA USA)
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Vanessa Mize

Board Member

(Pagan, Indiana Pagan Community Outreach and Dialogue [IPCOD])
David Melton

David Melton

Governance Committee Chair

(Pagan, Indiana Earth-based and Pagan Spiritual Community)
Vincent Romero

Vincent Romero

Board Member

(Baha’i Community)
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Father Rick Ginther

Board Member

(Catholic Archdiocese)
Dick Hamm

Rev. Dr. Dick Hamm

Board Member

(Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Indianapolis)
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Ruth Ellen Homer

Board Member

(Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
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John Kyle

Board Member

(Barnes & Thornburg)
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Rev. Lynn Martin

Program Committee Chair

(CTS)
Anita Joshi

Dr. Anita Joshi

Board Member

(Hindu Temple of Central Indiana)
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Father Bill Verbryke S.J.

Board Member

(Brebeuf Jesuit High School)
Jack Harford

Jack Harford

Board Member

(Unification Church)
Ahmed Alamine

Imam Ahmed Alamine

Board Member

(Masjid Al-Fajr)
Virgil Boyd

Virgil Boyd

Board Member

(Family Development Services – Head Start)