The Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council reelected The Rev. Julie Elkins, pastor at First United Methodist Church of Costa Mesa, as its president for 2011 at the January membership meeting.
Serving with Elkins as vice presidents are Greg Kelley, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church; Armand Mauss, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Irvine; The Rev. David Stoner, First United Methodist Church of Costa Mesa; and Lane Calvert, Bahai's of Costa Mesa. The Rev. Lloyd Sellers, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, will serve as treasurer.
Serving on the board of directors are Soraya Azzawi, a student at UC Irvine; Eman Bermani, Islamic Educational Center of Orange County; Victoria Dendinger, Our Lady Queen of Angels; Rabbi Marc Dworkin, American Jewish Committee; The Rev. Sarah Halverson, Fairview Community Church; Christine Hernandez, Earth Centered; Caroline Kline, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Newport Beach Stake); The Rev. Holly Reinhart-Marean, Christ Church by the Sea; The Rev. Don Oliver, Hoag Hospital; The Rev. Blake Schwendimann, St. Matthews's Anglican Catholic Church, and The Rev. Bradley Stienstra, Newport Harbor Lutheran Church.