Advisory Council

The Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs has longstanding relationships through The School of Theology and Ministry and its predecessor bodies, with leaders throughout the region – ecumenical, interreligious, pluralistic – who serve the Center.  These leaders are drawn from communities within the richness of the Christian Ecumenical, Buddhist, Bahai, Jewish, Hindu, Zoroastrian, Muslim, Unitarian Universalist, Secular, and more, contexts.  Advisors’ professional wisdom ranges across disciplines, from Journalism to Theology, Policy to Business, Organizational Leadership to Teaching.  Drawn from the region, and with professional proficiencies that look to the world, the Advisory Council members are noted below.


Photo of Rev. Spencer Barrett

Rev. Spencer Barrett

Photo of Rev. Allison Cannady-Smith

Rev. Allison Cannady-Smith

Photo of Sanaa Joy Carey

Sanaa Joy Carey

Photo of Diana Miller

Diana Miller

Photo of Mahrukh Motafram 

Mahrukh Motafram 

Photo of Douglas Peduti, SJ, PhD

Douglas Peduti, SJ, PhD

Professor of Philosophy at Seattle University

Photo of Cindy Pickreign

Cindy Pickreign

Photo of Rev. Kathy Sharp

Rev. Kathy Sharp

Photo of Sebrina Somers

Sebrina Somers

Photo of Bishop Shelley Bryan Wee

Bishop Shelley Bryan Wee

Community Fellow