New Executive Director Interfaith Center NEFL

The Board of the Interfaith Center of Northeast Florida is pleased to announce the hiring of our new Executive Director, Rev. Rebekah McLeod Hutto. Rev. Hutto is a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), having previously served Brick Presbyterian Church in New York City. In NYC, she was active in organizing Interfaith programs, including children’s programming at the 92nd St. Y, Muslim Sunday School development with the Cordoba House, and Interfaith Bible studies with Park Avenue Synagogue. After moving to Jacksonville in 2020, Rev. Hutto has been active with the local Daughters of Abraham Book Club.

Rev. Hutto is also an accomplished author, having written several children’s books, “The Day God Made Church” and “Paul and His Friends”, as well as contributing to various curricula. She has been a keynoter at the Massanetta Springs Middle School Conference, and served in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on teams, committees and boards supporting a seminary, campus ministry, and local presbytery governing body.

Rev. Hutto is a Master of Divinity graduate from Duke University Divinity School and received an undergraduate degree from Wofford College. Her husband, Rev. Dr. B.J. Hutto, is the senior minister at Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church. They have two children, Hannah Ruth (12) and Elijah (7).

We are excited for all the gifts and vision Rev. Hutto brings to this work. The Board of the Interfaith Center looks forward to working together with her to make our region a beacon of interfaith cooperation, through fostering mutual understanding among diverse faiths and people of religion and non-religious identity in Northeast Florida.

As Rev. Hutto begins her work, Emma Amos will be moving on from our organization. We extend our gratitude to Emma, who has served the Interfaith Center for the last five years, helping us establish partnerships and programs in the region and keeping us steady through rebranding and the pandemic. We wish her the best in all that comes next.

The Board of the Interfaith Center of Northeast Florida

Yidirim Sivar, Chair
Joey McKinnon
Sukhbir Singh
Matt Hartley
Leah Palestrant
Dr. Lucinda Mosher
Dr. Parvez Ahmed
Pastor Regina Jackson
Khwaja Shaik

Join us in welcoming Rebekah by contributing to the future work of our center. The Interfaith Center of Northeast Florida is funded by donations and we appreciate the communities support.

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