Board of Directors

L. Michael Spath, D. Min., Ph.D.

Executive Director

Director, President / Executive Director L. Michael Spath is the Founder and Executive Director of Indiana Center for Middle East Peace and Kairos Communities Coordinator for Kairos USA. He holds a Ph.D. in Historical Theology (Saint … Read More

John Detraz

Director, Vice President John is a retired Raytheon/ Magnavox Engineer in various engineering and management positions. A member of First Presbyterian Church for over 30 years, he chaired various committees and served as a Deacon and … Read More

Terry Dougherty

Director, Treasurer

Terry is a former  Peace Corps Afghanistan volunteer (1972–75) who remains fluent in Dari through his work with Afghan refugees in Fort Wayne. His 38 year career in information technology began with IBM and continues in its 15th year in … Read More

Mary (Ahnee) A. Connor

Director, Programs Ahnee is a retired teacher; in addition, she chairs the board of Just Friends-Interfaith Hospitality Network, a homeless shelter for families. … Read More

Joan Coslow

Director, Volunteer Coordinator Joan is a retired social worker and therapist, a volunteer for Wellspring, an interfaith social service agency for children, youth, and adults. She is a member of First Presbyterian Church, where she has … Read More

Fred Hasecke

Director Fred is a retired minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He has served on hospital and university boards and has been recognized for his work for interracial and interreligious harmony and dialogue. Fred is … Read More

Barbara O’Connor

Director, Grant Acquisition Barbara is a retired Assistant Registrar at the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, IN. Barbara was also the founder of Just Peace, an interfaith peace and justice organization, on the USF campus. She … Read More

Sam Jarjour

Director Sam is a graduate of Valparaiso University School of Law, a member of the national Lawyers’ Guild, and is a private practice attorney representing clients in Indiana State and Federal Courts specializing in Family Law. He is … Read More

Ahmed Abdelmageed, Pharm.D.

Director Ahmed is the Associate Director of Experiential Education at Manchester University, Fort Wayne, IN. He is a board member of the Muslim Alliance of Indiana. Ahmed is married and the father of three children. … Read More

Ronald Caldwell, M.D.

Director Ron is a retired orthopedic surgeon. A member of the Episcopal Church, he vows “to strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.” Ron is married and a father of three adult … Read More

Amar Masri

Director Amar was born in Nablus, Palestine and forced to flee to Jordan with hs family in 1967. He immigrated in 1976 to the US to attend Boston University. Amar is the father of 3 children and is very active in charity work. … Read More