Interweave Announces Its New Executive Director: Janet Haag
Friday, April 6, 2012 • 4:26pm
Interweave, an independent, interfaith learning center for wellness, spirituality and the common good in Summit, is pleased to announce the arrival of Janet M. Haag as the organization’s second Executive Director. She succeeds Robert Corin Morris, who founded Interweave 32 years ago and served as its Executive Director until the end of March. Morris will continue to teach as part of Interweave’s faculty.
Haag has a longtime involvement in interfaith work, and holds Masters degrees in Psychology and Formative Spirituality. Until recently she served as Executive Director of Fellowship in Prayer, in Princeton, NJ. She has also held positions of leadership in human services, higher education and non-profit management. Before coming to Fellowship in Prayer in 2006, Haag spent 11 years with Choice Services International, a multi-state, non-profit child welfare agency.
A Roman Catholic by birth and a former Vincentian Sister of Charity, Haag embraces a spirituality “that is broader and more all-encompassing than the creeds embraced by my own religious tradition.” She has a keen interest in interfaith dialogue and cooperation, and believes that one of the greatest challenges we face today is “reaching the religious and the a-religious in ways that are faithful to the depth and breadth of the human spirit and its capacity for relationship with the Divine.”
She looks forward to working to foster Interweave’s continued growth and expand its reach. “More than ever, people are longing for health and wholeness, spiritual meaning and connectedness. I consider it a privilege and a joy to be called to leadership at Interweave at this particular moment in time.”
Haag will also represent Interweave on the staff of Calvary Episcopal Church in Summit, which as hosted the interfaith center since its inception.