On July 1, 2020, Rev. Dr. David B. Lindsey joined the IFC as our new Executive Director, succeeding Rabbi Gerry Serotta, who has retired after leading IFC through it’s 40th anniversary celebration.
Over the past two decades, Rev. David’s experience as a clergyperson in the United Church of Christ offered countless opportunities to engage in interfaith dialogue and encourage religious pluralism. Even when tragedy struck, as the church he served in Northern Virginia was attacked by a neo-Nazi on the same night as the Jewish Community Center down the street, opportunities for interfaith relationships emerged. The multi-faith support the church received, and the friendships that developed, strongly influenced his interest in more directly supporting exactly the kind of work that the IFC does. David counts himself lucky and privileged to have been on an interfaith mission trip to the Holy Land, to have guided teenagers through multi-faith site visits, to have collaborated with interfaith colleagues on joint worship, and much, much more. Rev. Lindsey was raised in the Southern Baptist Convention and is an ordained minister in the UCC, but multiple faiths have nurtured him along his personal journey (particularly Tibetan and Zen Buddhism). In his free time, David enjoys cooking, writing, gardening, playing music, and most especially, spending time with his wife and their two cats.