Stephanie Merling, Board Member

Stephanie Merling has a deep commitment to fostering interfaith relationships, which began in 2001 following the challenges faced by Muslim friends in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. Since then, she has actively learned about and engaged with the Muslim community. Stephanie’s dedication extends to understanding and participating in various Jewish traditions, participating in multiple seders, contributing to her understanding and appreciation of Jewish faith traditions. Additionally, she has contributed to the longstanding relationship between her church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the American Jewish Committee through dialogue and collaboration. Stephanie has also expanded her understanding of different faith traditions by touring a local Hindu temple, recognizing the commonalities that unite us all. Within her own church, Stephanie has held various leadership positions, including roles in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, such as Cub Master, as well as active involvement in youth programs, children's programs, early morning seminary, and Sunday school teaching. As the mother of 5 children, she believes strongly in exposing and educating youth to appreciate, learn about, and engage with multiple faith groups, and supports religious liberty for all.

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