Board

Sarah Gleason

Ms. Gleason has worked for and with nonprofit organizations as a program director and as an organizational consultant since 1999. Throughout that time, she has been an advocate for racial and economic justice in Minnesota and a leader with ISAIAH, where she currently serves on the board of directors. Sarah is self-employed, mostly as a facilitator, trainer and consultant. She is a partner in Side by Side Associates and a founding member of the Facilitating Racial Equity Collaborative. She has lived in the Little Bohemia neighborhood in St. Paul since 2000.

Rev. Ben Sandin

Ben Sandin has served as senior pastor at House of Prayer Lutheran Church in Richfield since 2014. He previously served congregations in metro Detroit and South Dakota. Pastor Ben is passionate about the local church being a place for spiritual development and love of neighbor. The work of social justice is core to what is means to live a life of faith and thus engaging decision makers on issues of policy is a direct extension of being a disciple of Christ. Pastor Ben has worked on issues of foreclosure prevention, gun violence, human trafficking, pay day lending, paid family leave, and more. He has also helped his congregations engage in social justice work and facilitated the growth of teams within the congregation.

Imam Asad Zaman

Asad Zaman is the Executive Director and Imam with the Muslim American Society of Minnesota. Imam Zaman is a distinguished leader of the Minnesota Muslim community. He leads various youth development activities, interfaith programming, and nonprofit institutions. He is Executive Director and Imam with the Muslim American Society of Minnesota.

Imam Asad regularly delivers sermons, lectures and presentations at various Masjids, campuses and centers. He is a frequent speaker at Islamic conferences at local and national settings. He regularly conducts fundraisers for various causes. He holds Ijazah (certificates) in various classical texts in Hadith, Fiqh and Akidah. He received his Master of Business Administration from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.