Leadership team of the NJCRL (June 8, 2023)

Leadership Team.


Rev. Peter Baktis











Our Members.

Rabbi Matthew Gewirtz

Senior Rabbi of Congregation B’nai Jeshurun

V Rev. Peter A. Baktis

Orthodox Church of America

Imam Qareeb Bashir

Islamic Center of Ewing

Rev. Dr. Tanya Linn Bennett

Chair of Board of Church & Society, Greater NJ Annual Conference United Methodist Church, Drew Theological School

Rev. Eric Dobson

Deputy Director Fair Share Housing Center

Rev. Dr. Deborah Brincivalli

Presbytery Executive For Southern New Jersey Presbytery

Rev Rob Gregson

Executive Consultant Unitarian Universalist FaithAction NJ

M. Ali Chaudry, Ph.D.

Islamic Society of Basking Ridge

Elder David L. Buckner

Area Seventy, North America, Northeast Area: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Imam W Deen Shareef

Convener of the Council of Imams in NJ Resident Imam at Masjid Waarith ud Deen

Rev. Rusty Eidmann-Hicks

Central Atlantic Conference of the United Church of Christ

Bishop John Schol

Greater New Jersey Conference of The United Methodist Church

Mr. Brian Chase

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Morristown Coordinating Council

Rev. Steve Huston

Organizer Co-Leader/Resource Presbyter, Presbytery of the North East of New Jersey.

Father Vasyl Pasakas

Ukrainian Orthodox Church Of America

Rev. Jack Johnson

Coordinator, Coalition of Religious Leaders

Reverend Darrell Armstrong

General Baptist Convention of NJ

Rev. Dr. Sandawna Ashley

Transitional Leader of the Presbyterian Synod of the Northeast

Fr. Timothy Graff

Archdiocese of Newark

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin

Archdiocese of Newark

Rev. Miriam Mendez

Executive Minister American Baptist Churches of NJ

Imam Hamad Chebli

Islamic Society of Central New Jersey

Rev. Dr. Roberto Fois

Central Atlantic Conference United Church of Christ

Rev. Amos Caley

Prison and Drug Policy Director of Salvation and Social Justice
Representative of the Reformed Church of America, Synod of New Jersey

Father George Liacopulos

Representative of the Greek Metropolis of New Jersey

Jan Philips

New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends

Rev. Guy W. Sylvester

Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Affairs Officer, Diocese of Metuchen

Rev. Joyce Phipps, Esq.

Executive Director, Casa de Esperanza

Bishop Sally J. French

Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey

Elder Rod Spearman,

Seventh Day Adventist Church

Rev. Carmine Pernini

Union County Interfaith Coordinating Council

Mr. Michael Gruber

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, NJ Community Outreach Director

Rev. Charles Boyer

Executive Director Salvation and Social Justice; Chair NJ Conference African Methodist Episcopal Church

Rabbi David Levy

AJC- NJ Regional Director

Rev. Dr. A. Roy Medley

Past President National Council of Churches
Retired General Secretary of American Baptist Churches, USA

Bishop Carlye J. Hughes

Episcopal Diocese of Newark

Mr. James King

Director NJ Catholic Conference

Reverend Sara Lilja

Director Lutheran’s Engaging in Advocacy Ministry NJ

Rev. Charles Loflin

Executive Director of UU FaithAction NJ

Rev. Freeman Palmer

Conference Minister of Central Atlantic Conference, United Church of Christ

Rev. Dr. Joshua Rodriguez

NJ Coalition of Latino Pastors & Ministers

Rev. Louise Scott-Rountree

Director of the Newark Interfaith Alliance

Rev. Craig Peterson

Associate Conference Minister, Central Atlantic Conference of the United Church of Christ

Rev. Dr. Joyce VanSant

Friends to Friends Community Church

Mr. Haresh Bhatt

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Madir

Community Affairs National Coordinator

Rabbi Arnold Gluck

Temple Beth-El, Interfaith Council and Action Network of Somerset County

Bishop Tracie Bartholomew

Bishop, New Jersey Synod Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Mr. Sutinder Singh

American Sikh Council

Bishop Dennis J. Sullivan

Diocese of Camden

Mr. Bradley Thatcher

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Rabbi David Z. Vaisberg

Senior Rabbi, Temple B’nai Abraham

Rev. Dr. Robert Wade

Presiding Elder of Camden-Trenton District AME

Ms. Charlene D. Walker

Director, Faith in NJ

Rev. Bolivar Flores

Vice President of the NJ Coalition of Latino Pastors and Ministers

Rev. Scott Russell

Ecumenical and Interfaith Officer of the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey

Reverend Jeanne Radak

Presbytery Leader of the Presbytery of the Highlands of NJ

His Eminence Archbishop Daniel

Ukrainian Orthodox Church of America

Mr. Eric Drew

Director of Connectional Ministries of the Greater New Jersey United Methodist Conference

Ms. Kellie LeDet

Director Faith Based Institute Of Public Policy, Kean University,