Jennifer Vasquez, Executive Director

Jennifer Vasquez began her role as part-time Executive Director on January 1, 2023. She is grateful for this opportunity to lead such a diverse organization. The MFC has a solid foundation of relationships and appreciation of diversity that has been built by the hard work of Judy and Woody Trautman and so many other volunteer leaders.
Jennifer comes to us with a Bachelor’s in Special Education from BGSU, a Master of Arts in Religion (focus on Diaconal Ministry and Christian Education) from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in South Carolina, and a Doctor of Ministry degree (focus on Christian Education) from Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. Thanks to her husband’s service in the Marine Corps and the Air Force, she has lived in different regions of the United States and in Okinawa, Japan, and has been involved with a variety of ecumenical and interfaith communities. She currently teaches part-time as an Intervention Specialist with Springfield Local Schools and serves on Sundays as Director of Christian Education at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Maumee, Ohio. Jennifer, her husband, and their three teenage children reside in Holland, Ohio.

Upcoming Events

Multifaith Meditation Group

March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Toledo Repair Cafe

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Men’s Group

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Multifaith Meditation Group

March 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Universal Worship

April 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Spring Holy Days Event

April 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Universal Worship

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


To be a significant force and model of multifaith collaboration by addressing critical issues that meet regional needs and by enriching the cultural fabric of the area.


To provide community leadership and facilitate programs that draw together diverse faiths and foster mutual respect, friendship and cooperation in service to the region.

Our Covenant

I vow to consciously grow in the understanding and compassion that will encourage me to live peaceably with all of my neighbors.

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The Multifaith Council of Northwest Ohio

About Us

The MultiFaith Council of NW Ohio was founded by Woody and Judy Trautman and an initial Board of Directors in 2001. It became an official non-profit in 2003. It has been a largely volunteer organization.

We seek mutual respect and understanding among all faith traditions, through overlapping strands of education, fellowship, and community service.

We believe that we need to work together to realize our shared humanity.


A Greater Toledo Compassionate Community

In 2014, this significant initiative of the MultiFaith Council led to official designation as a Compassionate Community as the Mayor, City Council and Lucas County Commissioners passed resolutions affirming the Charter for Compassion. We were the first region and thirty-ninth city to become a part of a global community of now over 86 cities.

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