Leadership & Committees

Faith in Action is composed of its Covenant Congregations  – there are currently 19.  Each Covenant Congregation selects two Representatives who together make up the Covenant Representatives Assembly.  The Assembly sets the direction of Faith in Action and makes key decisions.

The Assembly elects an Executive Committee to coordinate the ongoing organizing work of Faith in Action.  The current members were elected on February 1, 2016.

Executive Committee

President – Jennifer Davis Sensenig, Community Mennonite Church

Vice President – Daniel Robayo, Emmanuel Episcopal Church

Secretary – Cherry Tharp, Trinty Lutheran Church

Treasurer – Linda Conrad, Otterbein United Methodist Church


Elizabeth Franks, Harrisonburg Unitarian Universalists

Russell Presnell, Muhlenberg Lutheran Church

Ayesha Shakoor, Islamic Center of the Shenandoah Valley



The committees carry out the common work of Faith in Action, in coordination with the Executive Committee. We’re always looking for people excited to work in one of these areas of our common mission.  Email a committee chair directly, or contact Art Stoltzfus, our Community Organizing Coordinator (faithinactionva@gmail.com), to volunteer.

Issues Committee

Identifies and researches specific community justice issues.

Contact: Hadley Jenner, hhjenner@hotmail.com


Communication Committee

Maintains web presence and communicates Faith in Action message across the organization and our community.

Contact: Elizabeth Franks, bristerfranks@aol.com


Leadership Development

Organizes training for Congregational Representatives and other Faith in Action leaders and volunteers.  Nominates persons for leadership roles.

Contact: Jennifer Davis Sensenig, jennifer.davis.sensenig@cmcva.org


Logistics Committee

Plans and executes Faith in Action events and major meetings.

Contact: Russell Presnell, russellepresnell@gmail.com


Fundraising Committee

Develops givers – congregations, associated groups, individuals.  Seeks grants.

Contact: Art Stoltzfus, faithinactionva@gmail.com


Associated Groups Committee

Develops and maintains relationships with local groups and organizations with whom we work in common cause.

Contact: Stan Maclin, stan.maclin@yahoo.com