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VOLUNTEER STAFF
     Minister Emeritus -- Vern Barnet           Agreement between CRES and Vern
     Associate Minister -- David E Nelson
     Chief Learning Officer -- Maggie Finefrock
     Amity Shaman -- Ed Chasteen
     Community Chaplain -- Josef Walker
 
BOARDS OF DIRECTORS and ADVISORS

Board of  Directors: Board Chair Joe Archias; President Vern Barnet; Secretary Jim Houx; Rick Childs, Anton Jacobs, Mahnaz Shabbir, John Shelton, the Hon Robert T Stephan

Board of Advisors: The Hon David Adkins, Anne Canfield, Mary Cohen, Suzanne Dotson, Jane Heide, Larry Guillot, Fred Krebs, David Stallings, Kristy Stallings, Donna Ziegenhorn

Board Chairs: Reorganizing Chair: David Stallings -- Past Chair Larry Guillot -- Current Chair: 
L Joseph Archias

AWARDS
    Beginning in 1999, CRES has presented awards to community leaders
    at the annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Sunday Family Ritual Meal.
    For the text of the program description, write us.
    Below is the text engraved on the acrylic award.
      1999  -- 2000  --   2001  --    2002   --  2003  --   2004  --   2005  --   2006   --   2007

updates: bottom half of  Thanksgiving Awards 
 
1999 INTERFAITH COUNCIL MEMBERS 
         HINDU ANAND BHATTACHARYYA and MUSLIM A RUF MIR 

CRES gives thanks for 
Anand Bhattacharyya and 
A Rauf Mir, MD,
for their continuous years of service 
since the founding of the Interfaith Council in 1989.
 
2000 KANSAS CITY MAYOR KAY BARNES
 
 
CRES gives thanks for Kay Barnes
for her work as citizen and mayor 
furthering interfaith service 
and the participation of people of all faiths 
in the life of the community. 

 

2001 KANSAS CITY STAR PUBLISHER ART BRISBANE and COLUMNIST BILL TAMMEUS
 
CRES gives thanks for Arthur S. Brisbane 
and The Kansas City Star
for work over many years 
in recognizing the diversity of the community 
and the importance of our many faiths 
in telling the story of Kansas City.
CRES gives thanks for Bill Tammeus
for work over many years 
in recognizing the importance of religion 
and by writing about matters of faith
with knowledge and passion.

 

2002 KANSAS CITY MAYOR PRO TEM AL BROOKS
 
 
CRES gives thanks for Alvin L Brooks 
for his work as citizen 
and his career of public service 
locally and internationally 
celebrating religious pluralism 
and the dignity of the human spirit 
in compassion, justice, and leadership. 

 

2003 US CONGRESSMAN DENNIS MOORE
 
 
CRES gives thanks for 
Congressman Dennis Moore's leadership 
in the community and the US Congress 
honoring the many  paths of faith 
and the American tradition of religious freedom.

 

2004 DIRECTORS/CEOs of THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART
LAURENCE SICKMAN (posthumously) and MARC WILSON
 
CRES gives thanks for 
Laurence Sickman
and Marc Wilson 
for advancing a treasury of art 
through which 
the world’s great spiritual traditions 
may be explored.

 

2005 FORMER KANSAS ATTORNEY GENERAL BOB STEPHAN and
         FORMER CHANCELLOR OF THE CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF KANSAS CITY-ST JOSEPH
         GEORGE NOONAN
 
CRES gives thanks for Robert T Stephan 
who in public and private life 
has provided leadership and inspiration 
celebrating religious liberty 
with personal integrity.
CRES gives thanks for George M Noonan 
for leading his own community 
into full participation in the joyful spirit 
of interfaith friendship.

 

2006  VISIONARIES GORDON AND NANCY BEAHAM and 
          COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER GAYLE KRIGEL
 
CRES gives thanks for 
Gordon and Nancy Beaham 
for life-long community service, 
vision and care for the future, 
and blessing the venture 
of interfaith understanding.
CRES gives thanks for
Gayle Krigel
whose interfaith vision and leadership 
has enriched the community 
and generated friendships across the globe.
2007 MUSLIM LEADER MAHNAZ SHABBIR and INTERFAITH LEADER DAVID NELSON
 
 
CRES gives thanks for Mahnaz Shabbir 
whose faithfulness to her own tradition 
and whose work with others 
is blessing us and the nation.

 
CRES gives thanks for David E Nelson 
for pioneering interfaith work in Kansas City
and enriching us with the vision and power 
of mutual appreciation