Regional Assembly Planning Team

We are extremely grateful to have a fabulous team of volunteers supporting the planning of this gathering! We believe that a gathering that is useful for a diversity of people needs to be planned by a diversity of people, and so, these volunteers come from a wide variety of backgrounds, faith traditions, ages, genders and a diversity of URI Cooperation Circles focused on actions from interfaith dialogue to policy advocacy.

You can reach out to the planning team at any time by emailing na.assembly@uri.org.

Steering Committee

  • Fred Fielding, Trustee, URI Global Council (Interfaith Center at the Presidio)
  • Sari Heidenreich (URI North American Regional Coordinator)
  • Johnny Martin, Trustee, URI Global Council (Sun Devils Are Better Together, Arizona Faith Network)
  • Ardey Turner, Chair, URI North America Leadership Council and Ex Officio Member of URI Global Council (Reiki Master, Founder of Circle of Healers Cooperation Circle)
  • Valeria Vergani, Trustee, URI Global Council (Interspiritual Sustainability Society)

Communication and Outreach Working Group

  • Rev. Erin Tamayo (Arizona Faith Network)
  • Sari Heidenreich (URI North American Regional Coordinator)
  • Blake Meller (Sun Devils Are Better Together)

Logistics Working Group

  • Sari Heidenreich (URI North American Regional Coordinator)
  • Patrick Horn (Unity-and-Diversity World Council)
  • Edwin Hostetter (URI of Greater Baltimore)
  • Rev. Beverly Kam (Silicon Valley Interreligious Council)

Program Working Group

  • Rabbi-Cantor Elana Rosen-Brown (Marin Interfaith Council)
  • Emerson Finkle (University of Rochester Interfaith Chapel)
  • Sari Heidenreich (URI North American Regional Coordinator)
  • Blake Meller (Sun Devils Are Better Together)
  • Jaya Reinhalter (URI Bay Area Interfaith Organizer)
  • Kate Sheehan Roach (Contemplative Life)
  • Paul Storfer (Unity Made Visible)
  • Ardey Turner (Reiki Master, Founder of Circle of Healers Cooperation Circle, Chair of the URI North America Leadership Council,  Ex Officio Trustee of URI Global Council)
  • Trinka Wasik (Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County)
  • Donna Wong-Juliani (United for Spirit and Humanity of the Earth)
  • Felipe Zurita Quintana (Golden Rule Project)
  • Facilitator: Susan Coleman, Facilitator (and Host of The Peacebuilding Podcast)