Faith Leaders Response Team

Response Team Portrait

A committee of the Faith Community Working Group, the Faith Leaders Response Team develops and maintains a group of leaders from the full spectrum of faith communities in Montgomery County who are prepared to respond together to any act of hate, violence, or natural disaster. The response includes caring for people, including victims as well as police officers and firefighters, in crisis and grief situations.

Committee Members

Imam Mohamed Abdullahi – Muslim Community Center
Rabbi Jacob Blumenthal – Shaare Torah
Dr. Amjad Chaudhry – Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
Rev. Anne Ellestad – Asbury Methodist Village
Rev. Dr. Carol Flett – Episcopal Diocese of Washington, D.C.
Olson Guy – Baha’i Community of Rockville
Rev. Linda S. Harrison – Emmaus Old Catholic Faith Community
Rev. Abhi Janamanchi – Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist
Abi F. Jinadu-Mustapha – Islamic Society of Washington Area
Imam Faizul Khan – Islamic Society of Washington Area
Chris Mathews – Seneca Stake
Rev. Courtney Miller – Norbeck Community Church
Rev. Terri Murphy – Ascension Episcopal
Rev. Gareth Murray – First Baptist Church
Anissa Pérez-Perla – Seventh Day Adventist of Silver Spring
Imam Hadji Sall – Zawiya of the Greater Washington Area
Rabbi David Shneyer – Am Kolel and Kehila Chadasha
Ajaib Sidhu – Guru Nanak Foundation
Hema Sidhu – Guru Nanak Foundation
Rev. Lynn Strauss – Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockville
Gonpo Yeshe – Kunzang Palyul Choling (KPC)