Board of Directors

Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) is a coalition of 27 national Church denominations and organizations, including Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant traditions. Representatives from each of these bodies are the members of CMEP’s Board of Directors. CMEP’s mission, positions, and policy are set by the board. Decisions are made by consensus of the group.

Current Members of the CMEP Board and their Representatives

Alliance of Baptists
Paula Dempsey

American Baptist Churches, USA
Dr.  A. Roy Medley

Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America
Fr. Joseph Rahal

Armenian Orthodox Church
Archbishop Vicken Aykazian, CMEP Executive Committee

Catholic Conference of Major Superiors of Men's Institutes
Eli McCarthy

Christian Reformed Church
Gary Mulder

Church of the Brethren
Nate Hosler, CMEP Board Chair, Executive Committee

Church World Service
Martin Shupack

Episcopal Church
Rebecca Blachly, CMEP Executive Committee

Evangelical Covenant Church
Andrew Larson

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Dennis Frado, CMEP Executive Committee

Evangelicals for Social Action
Sarah King 

Franciscan Friars (OFM)
Russ Testa, CMEP Executive Committee

Friends Committee on National Legislation
Kate Gould

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Marilyn Rouvelas

Moravian Church in America
Robert Sawyer

National Council of Churches
Tony Kireopoulos

Presbyterian Church, USA
Catherine Gordon

Reformed Church in America
Duncan Hanson

Unitarian Universalist Association
Susan Leslie

United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Common Global Ministries Board
Peter Makari, CMEP Executive Committee

United Methodist Church
General Board of Church & Society
Mark Harrison

United Methodist Church
Women’s Division, General Board of Global Ministries
Tatiana Dwyer 

Observers: 

American Friends Service Committee 
Michael Merryman-Lotze

Catholic Relief Services
Myron Meche

Maryknoll Office for Global Concern
Gerry Lee

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops 
Steve Colecchi, CMEP Executive Committee

 Independent Members:

Aziz Abu Sarah
Rabbi Charles Feinberg
Adam Estle