The Advisory Board

We are honored to have the following people serving on the Interwoven Congregations Advisory Board!   As we continue the work of promoting racial healing across the United States, they will provide invaluable guidance to the Interwoven Board and staff.

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Professor Rory Bahadur

Professor at Law, Washburn University School of Law; author and speaker


Topeka, Kansas

Rev. Michael Brooks

Pastor, The Oasis Church, Leader of Concerned Clergy of Kansas City


Kansas City, Missouri

Rev. Dr. Myron McCoy

Pastor, First United Methodist Church at          the Chicago Temple; former president of the Saint Paul School of Theology

Chicago, Illinois

Dr. Catherine Meeks

Director, Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing;  chaired prior dismantling racism initiative of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta; former professor at Wesleyan College

Atlanta, Georgia

Itzbeth Menjívar

Founder of BridgePeople LLC;  co-founder of The Healing Collective Global;   

racial equity, healing and justice practitioner;  cultural strategist 

Washington, D.C.

Steven Shindler

Former CEO, Nextel International; venture capital entrepreneur;    philanthropist

Darien, Connecticut

Rev. Dr. Paul Smith

Civil rights leader, pastor emeritus of mutli-racial congregations, author and national speaker, Senior Advisor to Honda of North America

Bethesda, Maryland

Rev. Cassandra Wainright

Pastor, Heaven Sent Ministries and president of Concerned Clergy of Kansas City

Kansas City, Missouri

Ambassador Andrew Young

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations; former mayor of Atlanta; civil rights leader & author

Atlanta, Georgia