MIL-OSI USA: Rep. Slotkin Renames Annual Interfaith Meeting to Honor Samantha Woll

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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin (MI-08)

Woll worked in Slotkin’s first district office in 2019, dedicated herself to building understanding across faiths

LANSING, Mich. – To mark the beginning for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-07) convened her annual meeting with faith leaders from around the district under a new name: The Samantha Woll Interfaith Roundtable.

The name change honors Sam Woll, who was a former congressional staff member for Slotkin during her first term and ran community engagement – specifically interfaith engagement – for the office. She was tragically killed in October. Most recently Woll led the Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue in Detroit as Board President. 

Slotkin shared the following statement Monday morning in memory of Woll:

“Sam did for Team Slotkin what came so naturally to her: helping others and serving constituents. She helped set up and implement our internship program, and was a thoughtful and inspiring mentor to the young people who joined our team. 

“Sam also oversaw a ton of different programs, but her passion was really in interfaith work. At a time when interfaith engagement is needed more than ever, we believed it was the right moment to rename our annual meeting on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and honor her memory for years to come.

“May her memory continue to be a blessing, and a moral compass as we continue to work to build bridges across faiths, backgrounds and communities.”

Photos from Monday morning’s roundtable can be found HERE for use in publication.