Frank Fredericks

Frank Fredericks, Founder and Executive Director

After graduating from New York University’s Music Business program, Frank worked shortly in the music industry, managing artists such as Lady Gaga, producing recordings, booking, and founding Çöñàr Records.  While doing independent research in Egypt on Christian-Muslim relations, he became inspired to found World Faith.  Frank also started Mean Communications, a consulting firm assisting nonprofits and startups with branding, social media, pr, and marketing.  Frank is an active blogger, contributing to blogs on issues ranging from business, technology, religion, and music, including the Huffington Post.  He is Fellow Alumnus of YouthActionNet, Soliya, IFYC, and AMENDS at Stanford.  He has been interviewed on Good Morning America, NPR, New York Magazine, and various international media outlets.  Frank resides in Astoria, New York.

GracePattersonPhotoSquareGrace Patterson, Director of Global Programs

Grace Patterson is a proud alumna of NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where her scholarship focused on “Religious Diversity and Governance,” encompassing an understanding of how small groups, institutions, governments, and pre-modern empires handled religious diversity in both policy and practice. While at NYU, Grace was drawn to World Faith’s mission and innovative model for interfaith collaboration, and has been involved in the organization’s work ever since. Grace is a committed interfaith advocate, trainer, and writer. She has facilitated workshops on effective engagement with religion and religious experience, as well as compelling communications for social change. Her writing has appeared in and State of Formation.

Board of Directors

Joshua Stanton

Joshua Stanton, Board Member

Joshua Stanton is Founding co-Editor of the Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue at Auburn Theological Seminary and co-Director of Religious Freedom USA, which works to ensure that freedom of religion is as protected in practice as it is in writ. He is also a Schusterman Rabbinical Fellow and Weiner Education Fellow at the Hebrew Union College in New York City.Josh has been the recipient of numerous leadership awards, including the Bridge-Builders Leadership Award from the Interfaith Youth Core, the Associates of Jewish Homes and Services for the Aging’s Annette W. and Herbert H. Lichterman Outstanding Programming Award, the Volunteer Hero Award.   He is a regular blogger for the Tikkun Daily and Rabbis for Human Rights, and has contributed to the Washington Post’s On FaithPatheosThe RevealerSojournersSightingsReligious EducationGerman National RadioSwedish National Radio, the Pakistan Christian PostGulf Times, and the Daily News Egypt.

Chris Stedman

 Chris Stedman, Board Member

Chris Stedman is the Assistant Humanist Chaplain at Harvard University and the Values 
in Action Coordinator for the Humanist Community at Harvard (where he was previously
 the inaugural Interfaith and Community Service Fellow), and the author of Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious. He is also the Emeritus
 Managing Director of State of Formation at the Journal
 of Inter-Religious Dialogue and founder of the first blog
 dedicated to exploring atheist-interfaith engagement,
 NonProphet Status. A graduate of Augsburg College with a summa cum laude B.A. in Religion, Chris is a columnist for The Huffington Post Religion, where his work is among the most commented upon in the site’s history. His writing has also appeared in venues such as Tikkun Daily, The New Humanism, and more. Chris is the youngest member of The Washington Post On Faith‘s esteemed panel of contributors. Previously a Content Developer and Adjunct Trainer for the Interfaith Youth Core, he is a secular humanist working to foster positive and productive dialogue between faith communities and the nonreligious.

AlexAlexandra Karasavva, Board Member

Alexandra Karasavva is a Director at TransPerfect Translations, a global business solutions provider with offices in over 80 countries.  She is also an NYU alumnus who majored in Middle Eastern Studies and international politics. While at NYU she co-founded a non-profit organization to facilitate youth dialogue between the US and Lebanon, and worked for Cyprus’ mission to the United Nations. Alexandra has been with Transperfect for almost eight years, and oversees three production departments with members in New York, Barcelona, and Hong Kong.

 Screen Shot 2015-04-07 at 4.00.01 PMRev. Jennifer Bailey, Board Member

Rev. Jennifer Bailey is an ordained minister, community organizer, and emerging national leader in multi-faith movement for justice. As Founder and Executive Director of the Faith Matters Network (FMN), Jennifer believes that people of faith can be game changers in the fight to build a more just, compassionate, and peaceful world. She comes to this work with nearly a decade of experience combatting intergenerational poverty in her hometown of Chicago, and her adopted home, Nashville, Tennessee. A Truman Scholar, Jennifer earned degrees from Tufts University and Vanderbilt University Divinity School where she was awarded the Wilbur F. Tillett Prize for accomplishments in the study of theology. She is an ordained itinerant elder in the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church, the oldest historically black denomination in the United States. Jennifer is currently a Nathan Cummings Foundation Fellow, an elite cohort of innovative leaders combatting issues of economic and social inequality with outside-the-box thinking.


Savneet Singh, Board Member

Savneet Singh is the Founder and President of GBI, the first electronic platform that allows investors to buy, trade, and store physical precious metals. The company is now one of the largest independent providers of precious metals in the United States, and as a result Savneet has been named to the Forbes 30 under 30 list, Crain’s 40 under 40, and the Empact 100 list of top 100 entrepreneurs under the age of 30. In addition, Savneet is an investor and advisor to a number of technology, financial, and food companies. Prior to GBI, Savneet was an investment analyst at Chilton Investment Company where he covered investments in the technology, alternative energy, and infrastructure space. Prior to Chilton, Savneet worked in the investment banking department of Morgan Stanley. He received his B.S. in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University, and is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Group, The Milken Institute, and The Economic Club of Manhattan.