with a special guest

Board Meeting Fall 2015, with a special guest, Washington, DC

Board Members – Pilgrims of Ibillin, 2016

The Rev. Dr. Duncan Ferguson, President

Retired university educator and Presbyterian pastor, Higher Education Executive, Freeland, WA

The Rev. Dr. Robert Sawyer, Vice President

Retired Moravian Pastor and Church Executive, and immediate past Executive Director of Pilgrims of Ibillin, Winston Salem, NC


The Rev. Thomas Pietila, Secretary

United Methodist clergy and hospital chaplain, Florence, SC


Don Liebich, Treasurer

Retired business person, Foreign Policy Consultant, Author of Fault Lines: Understanding America’s Role in the Middle East, member of Episcopal Church, Hailey, ID


Christopher Dekki

Educator, Maronite/Melkite, Laity Coordinator for Pax Romana UN Advocacy Team, Long Island, NY

Mr. Billy Ekofo

Producer & photographer, grad student, member Presbyterian Church, Ashburn, VA


The Rev. Dr. Lucy Forster-Smith

Sedgwick Chaplain to the University and Senior Minister Harvard Memorial Church, Cambridge, MA


The Rev. Dr. Suzanne Watts Henderson

Director, Center for Ethics and Religion; Associate Professor of Religion, Queens University, Disciples of Christ Clergy, Charlotte, NC


Dr. Giselle Khoury

Boston University: Master Lecturer in Arabic, Head of Arabic Language Proagram, Former Mar Elias teacher, Melkite Catholic, Watertown, MA,


Dr. Brenda Mehos

Hospital pharmacist, member United Methodist Church, Boulder, CO


Rev. Susan Mozena

Presbyterian clergy, Hospital Chaplain, former health care administrator


Jane Settle

Presbyterian laity, retired high school science teacher, Mar Elias Volunteer, Bound Brook, NJ


Ted Settle

Presbyterian laity, retired from State of New Jersey, Mar Elias Volunteer, Bound Brook, NJ


George Shalabi

Retired businessman, native of Haifa, classmate of Abuna Elias Chacour
Prairie du Sac, WI


Rev. Dr. L. Michael Spath

Professor of Religious and Peace Studies, Indiana University-Purdue University, and UCC Pastor, Fort Wayne, IN


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