Sarah joined the Center for Interfaith Relations in 2012 and became Managing Director in 2014. She has worked with a talented team to expand the Festival of Faiths as a physical audience, and a global virtual audience on both live stream and our YouTube channel. Prior to joining the Center, she directed fund development, business training, and program operations in local community development efforts, concentrating both in the workforce and urban business development services. Sarah also worked in finance in Boston and in Louisville. A graduate of Wellesley college, Sarah received her Master in Public Administration from the University of Louisville. Sarah is a life-long Episcopalian with early family experiences in ecumenism as the daughter of missionary parents in Colombia.
Tricia is the Program Manager for the Center for Interfaith Relations leading Festival of Faiths speaker communications and outreach, blood drives, coordination of community programming and CIR’s participation in Louisville’s Day of Giving – Give for Good.
Originally from South Carolina but having lived in 5 U.S. states, The Netherlands, and Germany, Tricia and her family settled in Louisville 16 years ago. Prior to joining the CIR team, she worked with the Compassionate Schools Project, Great Southern Publishers, The American Heart Association and The City of Charleston, SC’s Office of Cultural Affairs. A big believer, that the world is a wondrous place, she enjoys the diversity of workflow and the constant shifting of our stage as we host conversations with a wide variety of speakers addressing challenging topics of our time.
Kim supports the Center as the Event Logistics Coordinator. Kim works with all CIR staff and a variety of vendors to produce the annual Festival of Faiths and other Center for Interfaith Relations events. Kim does everything from writing contracts to arranging travel and transportation for Festival speakers to working with catering for receptions, making sure our events are seamless.
Kim works with several other non-profits through her own company, Emerald Meeting & Event Planning. She holds a B.Sc. in Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management from Drexel University and an MBA from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Kim is a proud dog mom and her free time is spent volunteering for Saving Sunny, Inc., a Louisville based non-profit committed to rescuing domestic animals.
Nico supports video editing and production for the Center’s burgeoning media department. Nico believes in the power of storytelling and exploring new perspectives through film.
In addition to his work with the Center, Nico coaches high school marching bands in Louisville and volunteers with A Cappella and Barbershop singing workshops and festivals. Nico belongs to a top 10 International medalist Barbershop chorus, The Kentucky Vocal Union, and leads his own barbershop quartet, In the Mix.
Nico was born in Manila, Philippines. He moved to the U.S. in 2006, and became an American citizen 2015. Nico holds an Associate of Arts degree in Communication Arts Technology from Jefferson Community & Technical College.
Will coordinates all office activities at the Center. He manages finances with vendors, guest relations, and front-line communications and branding.
Will is from Cincinnati, and received his MFA from Western Kentucky University. He is a poet, community arts advocate and his work has appeared in Caravel, Literary Orphans, the Sourland Mountain Review, Longleaf Pine, and Fourth River. His writing follows rivers, investigating the emotional, economical, and ecological impact they have on the people who live on their banks. He finds the silence of woods to be the most sacred sound.
Sarah joined the Center for Interfaith Relations in advance of the 2018 Festival of Faiths, “Sacred Insight: Feminine Wisdom,” for which she handled media relations. In addition to overseeing all things media related, she plays a lead role in creating and carrying out marketing strategies, social media and digital content.
Prior to starting her own writing, editing and media consulting business in 2017, Sarah was a full-time journalist, a career that took her to Cincinnati, Nashville, and Washington, D.C.. In 2008, she returned to her hometown of Louisville, where she worked as executive editor of LEO Weekly and then as vice president of content at Insider Louisville. In addition to her work with CIR, she continues to freelance for Louisville Magazine and WFPL News.
Sarah finds joy in music, vintage treasures and the great outdoors. She’s married to a high school English teacher, and together they’re trying to teach their kids — Henry and Willa — to be kind, compassionate, creative humans.
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