Lansing mayor selects Interfaith Council members


Lansing mayor Andy Schor announced that he’s setting up the “Mayor’s Interfaith Advisory Council”.

The group will offer advice in areas that impact the quality of life for Lansing residents.

Some of those topics include neighborhood engagement, health, social services and community partnerships.

The council’s recommendations are not binding but will give the mayor the opportunity to consider new ideas and alternative courses of action.

The council is:

• Bishop Samuel Duncan, of the Lansing Church of God in Christ
• Pastor Brad Dryness of the South Church of the Nazarene
• Rev. Iris Cotton, Pastor of Fearless Faith Church
• Rev. Lila Martin, Trinity AME Church
• Bishop Aaron Milton, Jesus of Nazareth Church
• Elder. Damon Milton, Voice of Power Deliverance Ministry
• Pastor Rosalinda Hernandez, I am Ministries
• Pastor Sean Holland, Epicenter of Worship
• Rev. Stanley Jenkins, First Presbyterian Church
• Rev. Dr. Melvin T. Jones, Union Baptist Church
• Rabbi Michael Zimmerman, Kehillat Israel Congregation
• Bishop Alfred P. Singleton II, the Bread House
• Imam Sohail Chaudhry, Islamic Center
• Rabbi Amy Bigman, Shaarey Zedek
• Father Fred Thelen, Cristo Rey Church
• Pastor Stephanie Butler, Church of Greater Lansing
• Rev. Fred McGlone, New Covenant Church

Bishop Alfred P. Singleton of the Bread House Church was elected to be the first chairperson of the

Rabbi Michael Zimmerman of Kehillat Israel Congregation was elected as vice chairman of the council.

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