The Rev. Terry Kyllo is a Lutheran pastor serving as the executive director of the Treacy Levine Center. He also serves as the the director of Neighbors in Faith. TLC is an interfaith organization dedicated to bridging divides of race, religion and culture. NIF is an organization dedicated to remembering ourselves as neighbors, answering a thirty million dollar per year Islamophobia industry, and living into the beloved community.Through this work Terry has learned that we have forgotten how to recognize other humans, the value of humans and so have lost a part of our own humanity. Terry believes we do not have to live this way. A graduate of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, he has been a pastor since 1991 and has served in partnership between Episcopalians and Lutherans since 2004. He is the author of two books, Being Human and Apprenticeship. Terry was the recipient of the Faith Action Network Interfaith Leadership Award in 2016, the Interfaith Leadership Award from the Muslim Association of Puget Sound in 2017, and the Sultan and Saint Peace award in 2017. He lives in Anacortes, WA with his wife Sheryl. They are parents of two daughters, Lauren and Shelby. They both enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, camping, and playing with their dog Ginger.
Monica Steele graduated from One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in NYC and was ordained an Interfaith Minister June, 2014. She earned her Master’s in Choral Conducting and Fine Arts Education Administration from St. Mary’s College in Winona, Minnesota with choral studies at the New England Conservatory and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
Previously from Massachusetts she worked for 14 years as Choral Director and Fine Arts Director of the Ipswich Public Schools. She was Coordinator of Music for Campus Ministry at Merrimack College, founding Director of the Merrimack College Chorale and Director of Music Ministry at St. Augustine Parish from 2006 to 2009. She moved to Tacoma to work at St Leo’s Parish as Pastoral Assistant for Music and Liturgy for four years before going to work at First Christian Church Tacoma as Minister of Music and Spirituality in 2014-2015
She has been with the Treacy Levine center for 4 years, acting on the board as treasurer, president and now working as Transitional Coordinator.
Monica is married to Jeffry Steele, classical guitarist, composer/arranger, music teacher, and mental health counselor. They live in Tacoma and on Orcas Island and have two grown sons, Nathaniel and Noah. They enjoy the outdoors, swimming, hiking, and dancing.