Board of Directors
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.
Stephanie Ren is a specialist in Human Rights and Immigration Law. She is currently working at Milstein Law Group located in New York City and holds the position of Co-Founder and Legal Advisor for Elementary Co., Ltd in China. Stephanie has extensive research experience on religious violence and women empowerment through her work with Philadelphia Planned Parenthood and Domestic Violence Unit of Philadelphia Family Court. She has been invited to present her paper on religious coercion and women trafficking at numerous conferences in Malaysia, Prague, Bali and Paris. Stephanie obtained her Master of Laws Degree (LL.M.) from University of Pennsylvania Law School and Bachelor of Law Degree (LL.B.) from China University of Political Science and Law.
Rabbi Lexi Erdheim
Rabbi Lexi Erdheim was ordained from the Hebrew Union College – Los Angeles Campus in 2019 where she also received her Master’s Degree in Jewish Nonprofit Management. She first began her involvement with World Faith in 2010 as a college fellow and social media intern while she was an undergraduate student at Barnard College. She currently serves as the assistant rabbi for Congregation Gates of Prayer in Metairie, Louisiana. Rabbi Lexi is the rabbi in residence for the New Orleans branch of Avodah, the Jewish Service Corp, which engages Jewish young adults in the fight against the causes and effects of poverty in America.
Dr. Mindy Tauberg
Mindy Tauberg, PhD is a public anthropologist who recently earned her doctoral degree from the University of California, Irvine. She is a scholar of social movements in the United States, in particular the interfaith movement and the experiences of American religious minorities. Mindy’s dissertation focuses on the Los Angeles organization, NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change. During her four years participating in and observing NewGround’s professional fellowship, Mindy analyzed what makes a successful encounter experience between minority groups, and learned to engage constructively in emotionally-charged dialogue. Mindy is currently living in the Bay Area, where her primary career goal is to become a professor at a local community college. She also holds an MA in elementary education from Teachers College at Columbia University, and a BA from Oberlin College.