Staff

Josh Watanabe

Executive Director

Josh Watanabe was appointed Executive Director in 2020. Prior to that, he worked as the director of operations with Wyoming Humanities since 2014. His career path has included stints in journalism, child and youth care, and an education and background as a professional chef. He holds a M.S. from Colorado State University in Project Management with a concentration in Strategic Leadership and Change Management, where he studied models of distributed leadership and other emerging formats. He has edited four books, Democracy Under Construction (2020), Owen Wister Review (2008, 2009, 2010).

Jacob Weinzierl

Operations Manager

Jacob (Jake) Weinzierl joined Interfaith in 2020. Prior to that, he worked as the Program Manager for the Wyoming Children’s Trust Fund. He received his Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Wyoming, with a minor in Human Development and Family Sciences. His past career experiences include work in child abuse prevention, youth development, and case management.

Keren Weaver

Pantry Manager

Jacob (Jake) Weinzierl joined Interfaith in 2020. Prior to that, he worked as the Program Manager for the Wyoming Children’s Trust Fund. He received his Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Wyoming, with a minor in Human Development and Family Sciences. His past career experiences include work in child abuse prevention, youth development, and case management.

Donna Frausto

Case Manager

Jacob (Jake) Weinzierl joined Interfaith in 2020. Prior to that, he worked as the Program Manager for the Wyoming Children’s Trust Fund. He received his Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Wyoming, with a minor in Human Development and Family Sciences. His past career experiences include work in child abuse prevention, youth development, and case management.

Abby Melbye

Case Manager

Jacob (Jake) Weinzierl joined Interfaith in 2020. Prior to that, he worked as the Program Manager for the Wyoming Children’s Trust Fund. He received his Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Wyoming, with a minor in Human Development and Family Sciences. His past career experiences include work in child abuse prevention, youth development, and case management.

Jeigh Baldwin

Administrative Assistant

Jacob (Jake) Weinzierl joined Interfaith in 2020. Prior to that, he worked as the Program Manager for the Wyoming Children’s Trust Fund. He received his Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Wyoming, with a minor in Human Development and Family Sciences. His past career experiences include work in child abuse prevention, youth development, and case management.

Steve Wagner

Bookkeeper

Steve Wagner started working at Interfaith in 2004. His first 2 years were as a volunteer, scanning client files into the computer system for the eventual installation of a data base. In more recent years, he has worked as the Receptionist, Data Entry Operator, Bookkeeper, and Administrative Assistant. His favorite part of the job is getting to work with the Interfaith team. He is married to his wife Lucy of 42 years, has 3 children, and 8 grandchildren. Grandpa's Taxi Service stays pretty busy. He has lived in Laramie for 17 years and was the Circulation Director of the Laramie Boomerang previously. He has also worked in the SOAR program with Big Brothers & Big Sisters.

Glenn Houlihan

Graduate Assistant

Glenn Houlihan joined Interfaith as a Graduate Assistant (GA) in January 2020. Glenn received his American Studies and Film Studies B.A. from The University of Sussex (UK) in 2019 and is currently researching GA unions at The University of Wyoming. Glenn’s recent career experience includes teaching, copywriting, and working on a U.S. Senate campaign.

Sara Teter

AmeriCorps Member

Jacob (Jake) Weinzierl joined Interfaith in 2020. Prior to that, he worked as the Program Manager for the Wyoming Children’s Trust Fund. He received his Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Wyoming, with a minor in Human Development and Family Sciences. His past career experiences include work in child abuse prevention, youth development, and case management.

Board Members: 

Michelle Holmes (Board President)

Jim Ninnemann (Vice President)

Sandy Ksir (Treasurer)

Trish Nichols (Secretary)

Daniel Minton

Jo-Carol Ropp

Joe Shumway

Lisa McElwee

Sue Sandeen

Warren Greaser