New leaders for Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable
The Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable, which traces its roots to Utah's preparations for and staging of the 2002 Winter Olympics, has new leadership.
The Rev. Elias Koucos is now the executive board's chairman.
Koucos, rector at Holladay's Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church, is a Salt Lake City native and an original member of the Salt Lake Winter Olympics Interfaith Roundtable, created in 1999 to oversee interfaith events during the Games.
"I am truly humbled and honored to be serving in this capacity," he said in a news release. "Since the founding of the Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable in 2002, we have experienced a steady growth in membership. This has helped lead to an increasing recognition of our interfaith work, in Utah and around the country."
Joining him on the newly configured board are vice chairwoman Josie Stone, a nurse and a member of Salt Lake City's St. Mark's Episcopal Church; secretary Wendy J. Stovall, a former pastor for the Unification Church (now known as the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification); treasurer Indra Neelameggham, who is active in South Jordan's Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple and India Cultural Center of Utah; and community outreach chairman Alan S. Bachman, who headed the interfaith board for the past three years.
"I have a personal interest in wanting the mission of the roundtable to be achieved," Bachman said in the news release, "that of peace and harmony among the various faiths and belief systems."