UVU has developed partnerships with local organizations that cultivate understanding across religious boundaries and which further the engagement mission of the university. The organizations below are active partners in connecting UVU students, faculty and staff with these important community resources.

Community Advisory Board

Kena Matthews (co-chair)
Community Services Manager, City of Orem
Brian Birch (co-chair)
Director, Religious Studies Program, Utah Valley University


Stephanie Ashcraft
Utah Valley Public Relations Council, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Luna Banuri
Board of Trustees, Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy


Juliana Boerio-Goates
Catholic Lay Ecclesial Minister
Khando Chazotsang
Utah Tibetan Community

Caru Das
Director, Spanish Fork Krishna Temple


Brian Farr
North American Interfaith Network


Tami Harris,
Chaplain, The Heritage School 

Zeynep Kariparduc
Chair, Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable
Ruhul Kuddus
Former President, Utah Valley Islamic Council

Karen McCandless
Utah Valley Interfaith Association; Community Action Services & Food Bank

Scott McKinney
Lead Pastor, CenterPoint Church

Carrie Moore

Executive Director, Bradley Center for Grieving Children & Families

Alexis Palmer 
The Dean of Students and Associate Vice President for Student Development and Well-Being, UVU

Josie Stone
Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable
Ted Taylor
Chaplain, Orem Fire & Police Departments

Scott Trotter
Senior Director for Communications, UVU

Summer Valente
Director, Center for Social Impact, Utah Valley University