It is with deep appreciation and sadness that we announce the departure of Rev. Amanda Henderson as Executive Director of The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, effective November 12, 2020. In her six years leading the organization, Amanda has played a crucial and influential role in shaping the mission and work of The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, substantially widening our scope and impact in our work to make Colorado a more just and equitable place to live.
I can say with full confidence that Amanda has timed this transition thoughtfully and set the organization up for continued success in the years to come. In the weeks and months ahead, the Board of Directors will conduct a nationwide search for a new Executive Director. We will seek the input of key stakeholders as we seek to fill these very big shoes and identify a leader who will carry our legacy forward into a new and exciting chapter of work.
We look forward to partnering with Amanda in her new role at the Iliff School of Theology, which she details below. I hope you will join me in congratulating her as she embarks on a new and exciting opportunity.
Dilpreet Jammu, Board President
The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado
A note from Amanda:
In my six years with The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, we have built on the solid foundation of this twenty-year-old organization to fight for rights and equity at the State Capitol, on the streets, and in diverse congregations. We’ve worked each day to build communities where all can thrive. This work has been an incredible gift. I have had the opportunity to move in spaces that are deeply meaningful and have built relationships that have forever shaped me. I am grateful for your partnership in this work to build a more just Colorado.
From this foundation, and with a team of high-performing, passionate individuals leading the way at The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, I will be leaving my role as Executive Director to launch a new initiative at Iliff School of Theology—The Institute for Religion, Politics & Culture. This new project is a deepening of the work we have started together. I will be working to help build a deeper understanding of the intersections of religion, politics, and culture so that we might shift the way we think, communicate, and develop policy effectively on vital political issues.
While change always brings its challenges, we are confident in the organizational foundation and the team at Interfaith, and enthusiastic about the future. I am confident in our Board of Directors who are leading the transition process and will soon begin the search for a new Executive Director to whom I will ‘pass the baton’ and whom I will support with enthusiasm.
In this together,
Rev. Amanda Henderson