Our Steering Committee

Interfaith Housing’s lead decision making body is a steering committee made up of people of faith from different traditions.  Here is the list of those who currently serve in the oversight and coordination of our work together:

  • Lucy Kaakyo, Office of the Lay Apostolate, Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton
  • Sophia Yaqub, A member of the Muslim Community and Executive Director of the Shaama Centre.
  • Pastor Pamela Richards, The Canadian Baptists of Western Canada
  • Rev. Audrey Brooks, Unitarian Chaplain, emeritus at the University of Alberta
  • Rev. Kathleen Schmitke, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
  • Jeannette Wright, Community Development Social worker with the City of Edmonton, Housing and Homeless
  • Marisa Redmond, Senior Director of Housing, E4C
  • Kirsten Schmaus, Community Engagement Coordinator, the Mustard Seed
  • Pastor Kevin Geunther-Trautwein, Lendrum Mennonite Church
  • Rev. Quinn Strikwerda, Anglican Diocese of Edmonton
  • Pastor Mike Van Boom, Christ Community Church in St. Albert, serving as the Interfaith Network Animator
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