Board of Directors

Fr. Timothy Hickey, C.S.Sp. is Pastor at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Arlington, Virginia. He is the former Executive Director of Mission and Identity at Duquesne University and past Chair of the President’s Diversity Council of the university. Fr. Tim is a member of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, a Catholic men’s religious order known as “Spiritans.” He leads meditation retreats for Catholic priests and nuns. He lived in the Middle East during graduate studies.

Mr. Jerry Jennings is Senior Media Strategist with Emerson Gerard Associates. As a Retreat Master at The College of St. Elizabeth in NJ, and as a Lector on Spirituality for The Recovery Team in North Palm Beach, FL, Jerry led workshops for those recovering from addition and where meditation is used as a tool in recovery. He is a Substance Abuse Minister for the Archdiocese of New York.

Andrew Stern, M.Ed., J.D. has studied meditation practices in Asia, Europe, and the United States for over ten years. He was a corporate lawyer with the international firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, litigating cases as part of a team for multi-national corporations. As a public school teacher, he designed and implemented curricula for diverse populations, brought together varied stakeholders, and trained other educators. Andrew is the Founding President of the Interfaith Meditation Initiative. (Picture: Andrew Stern with Imam Faizul Khan of the Islamic Society of the Washington Area and Dr. Elena Mustakova-Possardt of the D.C. Baha’i Center.)




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"I've co-led two interfaith meditation events, each time with Jewish and Muslim faith leaders...I connected with the devotion of my colleagues, and the language of their meditations became a portal for me to a place beyond words.” Reverend Randy Lord-Wilkinson, Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Maryland; IMI meditation co-leader