Vanessa Young, Office Manager, provides support for office operations and the Executive Team. She earned her B.A. from Augustana College (IL) and her M.A. from Luther Seminary (MN). Prior to joining Interfaith America, Vanessa worked with children, youth, young adults and their families within the ELCA churchwide office and congregations, in the Midwest and abroad. In her free time, she enjoys reading, volunteering, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Vanessa’s commitment to interfaith cooperation is rooted in Jesus’ command that people love one another – listening to each other’s stories and actively supporting one another in striving to build Beloved Community.