Ann Delorey, Program Director
Since 2007, Ann Delorey has worked on program development, implementation and oversight for IFC. In this role, she supports dialogue, religious literacy and social justice programs. She also is part of the communications team. She previously worked in publishing for Sojourners magazine and in legislative advocacy and grassroots education for Church Women United. Ann received her Master of Theological Studies degree with a focus on social and political ethics from Wesley Theological Seminary. In addition, she has a professional certificate in Faith and Social Impact Strategy from the University of Pennsylvania. Her work to help bring about positive social change is inspired by her faith. Ann attends Langley Hill Friends Meeting (Quaker) in McLean, VA.


Symi Rom-Rymer, Outreach Director
Symi has worked for the IFC since 2016 running a number of initiatives including, the Unity Walk, the Washington Interfaith Response and Outreach Coalition, and the DMV Interfaith Leadership Summit. She is also the creator and producer of Beyond the Shoah, a video storytelling project about young contemporary Jewish life in Central Europe. She has been published in a variety of publications including Moment Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor and The Huffington Post focusing on minority religious communities in the United States and Europe.  In 2012, she was the recipient of The New York Jewish Week’s 2012 ’36 under 36’ award for her work with the online interfaith group, the Global Muslim Jewish Friendship Forum. When she’s not working on religious issues, she is singing opera.


Claire Gale, Program Intern – Fall 2022
Claire is a sophomore at the George Washington University, double-majoring in International Affairs and Religion. Jointly inspired by her own faith as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and her political-religious studies, Claire is passionate about world religions and fostering interfaith relations. At the IFCMW, Claire assists with communications, social media, and programming. In her free time, Claire enjoys landscape painting and baking. 

Volunteers and Interns

Interns come to us from universities and colleges around the United States including, American University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, University of Portland, Skidmore College, University of Maryland, Catholic University of America, Baylor College, and more.

Past interns have called their time at IFC “a meaningful experience that cemented [her] interest in interfaith work and propelled [her] to study abroad and keep studying both religion and language.” Another said, “never before had I worked in a place that is this genuine and thoughtful.”

We are so proud of all of our interns who continue their commitment to bridging divides between cultures and faiths by taking on new challenges including volunteering for Peace Corps, winning Fulbright grants, working on religious issues overseas, and more.

Would you like to join us? We have internships available year round! If you’re interested, please email Ann Delorey at: [email protected].