MEET OUR TEAM

Rev. LeDayne McLeese Polaski joined the MeckMIN staff October 1, 2019. She served on the staff of the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America ~ Bautistas por la Paz for 21 years, ending as Executive Director. She loved the international nature of that work, but after a long period of discernment, left that role hoping to find a similar position focused on work on the local level. She’s thrilled to have fulfilled that hope by becoming part of MeckMIN’s mission to promote interfaith collaboration to foster understanding, compassion and justice.LeDayne and her husband Tom are active members of Park Road Baptist Church. Their daughter Kate is a student at Meredith College.LeDayne loves “being outside and moving” so she loves walking, hiking, swimming, kayaking and more. She’s a avid reader and her favorite part of the week is completing the New York Times Sunday crossword.

Executive Director

Christian, Baptist

 “One cannot level one’s moral lance at every evil in the universe. There are just too many of them. But you can do something, and the difference between doing something and doing nothing is everything.”

–Daniel Berrigan

Rev. LeDayne McLeese Polaski joined the MeckMIN staff October 1, 2019. She served on the staff of the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America ~ Bautistas por la Paz for 21 years, ending as Executive Director. She loved the international nature of that work, but after a long period of discernment, left that role hoping to find a similar position focused on work on the local level. She’s thrilled to have fulfilled that hope by becoming part of MeckMIN’s mission to promote interfaith collaboration to foster understanding, compassion and justice. LeDayne and her husband Tom are active members of Park Road Baptist Church. Their daughter Kate is a student at Meredith College. LeDayne loves “being outside and moving” so she loves walking, hiking, swimming, kayaking and more. She’s an avid reader and her favorite part of the week is completing the New York Times Saturday crossword.

Administrative Assistant

Christian, Catholic

"The nation doesn't need what we have.

It needs what we ARE."

-St. Edith Stein

Anna joined the MeckMIN staff in September 2020. Upon moving to Charlotte five years ago, she felt the call to serve and worked for St. Vincent de Paul and St. Gabriel Catholic Church. During her tenure at the Church she devoted herself to Social Justice issues. She co-formed a group called WATCh / Charlotte - that addresses the crisis and challenges facing the Catholic Church by advocating for accountability, transparency, and reform. She strongly believes in putting oneself in others' shoes, practicing non-judgement, growing in understanding, and engaging in inter-cultural and religious dialogue. Anna loves capturing "life's moments" with her camera, making Dulce de Leche, doing Pilates, and volunteering with our neighbors experiencing homelessness.

MEET OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MeckMIN’s Board of Directors work together as representatives from Baha’i, Christian, Islamic, Jewish, Sikh,

and Unitarian Universalist houses of faith. All are welcome in our community.

Board President


Imam, Muslim
Community Center
[Muslim]

JOHN EDERER

Board Treasurer


Retired Sr. VP, Harris Teeter

Former High School Teacher
[Christian, Catholic]

JOE GEORGE

Vice President

Behavioral Health, RN, Novant
[Muslim]

DORENE ALAMA

Board Secretary
 

Associate Rabbi, Temple Beth El
[Jewish, Reformed]

RABBI DUSTY KLASS

REV. AMY BROOKS

Organizer, NC Greenfaith
[Unitarian Universalist]

 STEPHANIE FIELDER 

Self-Employed Leadership Coach
[Christian, Catholic] 

CASSANDRA JONES

Professor, Gordon Conwell and Rockbridge Theological Seminaries
[Christian, Baptist] 

JAMES PITTS

Sales, CNLTC, Inc.
[Baha’i]

AMEE ROOME

Retired Special Education Teacher
[Christian, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints]

JULIAN WRIGHT

Attorney, Robinson Bradshaw

[Christian, Presbyterian]

SEEDY NJIE

Graduate Assistant/Belk Chapel, Queens University
[Muslim]

JENNIFER ROBERTS

Director, Path to Positive Communities for ecoAmerica, Former Mayor, City of Charlotte
[Christian, Episcopal/Presbyterian]

PAWANJIT SINGH

Vice President, Premier
[Sikh]

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