First Deaf Interfaith Event
Show of Hands
Cantor Sheri Allen
Cantor Sheri Allen has been the part-time service leader at Congregation Beth Shalom for the past five years. She also works as a Chaplain for Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, and also does PRN (on-call) Chaplaincy work at THR Harris Methodist Hospital, both in Ft. Worth. Cantor Allen has been leading services, teaching, and creating innovative programming for the Tarrant County Jewish Community for the past twenty years.
Rev. Tom Hudspeth
Rev. Tom Hudspeth, who born hard of hearing and grew up oral deaf, represents the United Methodist Commitee on Deaf and Hard of Hearing Ministries at the Task Force. He is the executive pastor and pastor of the Deaf at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. He is the General Secretary of the World Federation of Deaf Methodists, and a consultant for the United Methodist Committee on Deaf & Hard of Hearing Ministries.
Shaykh Omar Suleiman
Shaykh Omar Suleiman is a world-renowned Islamic scholar from New Orleans, Louisiana, currently residing in Dallas. He is also the founder of the Islamic Learning Foundation of Texas. He teaches with several prestigious international institutions of higher learning such as Mishkah University, Al Maghrib institute, and Bayyinah Institute. He also currently serves as the Resident Scholar of the Valley Ranch Islamic Center.