The Rev. Terry Kyllo is a Lutheran Christian pastor who strives to recognize the unity of the human family. He is the founder of Neighbors in Faith – Answering Islamophobia, Building the Beloved Community (now a program of Paths to Understanding). Terry is the author of two books, has published in multiple publications, and been featured on radio and television shows. He has received a number of awards for his contributions to multi-faith leadership.
Director of Contributor Relations
Carla is passionate about sharing stories that foster connections between people, cultures and with our environment. Raised in Germany in a bi-national family, Carla’s curiosity about the diversity of human culture led her to earn a Master’s Degree in Social Anthropology. She studied abroad in South Africa, has worked as a grant writer in international development, and completed a training in mediation. As Director of Contributor Relations for Paths to Understanding, she builds relationships with our donors and leads our efforts to raise the funds needed to work towards peace and compassion in our communities.
Director of Operations
With passion and drive for improving social justice and environmental issues, Ean Olsen has worked in an activist role for over fifteen years. He led political election campaigns in Washington State and worked for a number of non-profits. Ean specializes in creating media platforms and strategy to amplify the voices of communities that need to be heard. As Director of Operations at Paths to Understanding, Ean produces videos, podcasts, and our TV show Challenge 2.0, leads event coordination and online promotion, and supports community building.
Ana has always known she wanted to be aligned with educational and community-strengthening causes. Ana discovered her spiritual gifts in administration while teaching in Europe and honed them upon returning to the U.S. through administrative roles in the education, nonprofit, and consulting industries. She has volunteered for multiple social justice, arts education, faith-based, and underserved youth causes over the past decade, twice receiving the President’s Volunteer Service Award. She is tri-lingual and holds a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management.
Treacy and Levine Fellow
Viveka Hall-Holt is a recent graduate of St. Olaf College who loves bringing communities together to share in the beauty and vulnerability of being human. Throughout her college career, Viveka was engaged in many interfaith and community-building initiatives from leading roundtable discussions to helping organize storytelling events. She worked at the Lutheran Center as an Interfaith Fellow and was a member of the Student Inter-Religious Council. She hopes to bring her knowledge from the fields of religion and psychology as well as her cross-cultural experience to further the work of Paths to Understanding.
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