The Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center (IPJC) is pleased to announce that William Joseph Rutt will become our executive director in January 2021. He comes to us from Phoenix, Arizona where he was the Director of Justice Formation and Advocacy and taught Religious and Social Studies at Brophy College Preparatory, a Jesuit high school.
Will shared with the search committee that journeying with DACA students and organizing for racial equity, have made it clear to him that his heart is in “walking with communities as they build a new vision, a new reality, by claiming power together to change structures that oppress and dehumanize.” As IPJC marks 30 years in January, we celebrate that Will’s mission resonates with our mission of systemic change. Together with Will and our IPJC community, we will continue building community and creating change!
Will has a BA in Theology and Economics from Creighton University and a MA in Catholic Educational Leadership from the University of San Francisco. He was honored by the Ignatian Solidarity Network with its 2020 Emerging Leaders Award for demonstrating significant social justice leadership in his community.
We look forward to welcoming Will and his wife Elizabeth to IPJC and Seattle.
We are happy to welcome the Dominican Sisters of Racine, Wisconsin, who became affiliate members of IPJC in November. The guiding principle of the sisters and their ministries is, “Committed to Truth, Compelled to Justice.” IPJC is now sponsored by 23 religious communities.