Meet New CRC Staff in 2022

We have a number of exciting staffing changes to update you on in 2022! We have spent intentional time reimagining many of our staff roles, and have taken the opportunity to shift responsibilities to align with our staff’s greatest passions and skills.

  • Elana Hertel is now the Director of Programs and Rabbinic Services, taking the lead on program direction in addition to her existing work assisting our rabbinic team.
  • Autumn Dennis is now the Director of Communications and Online Hospitality, serving as primary contact for the newsletter, website, social media, livestream production, and all things online community.
  • Angela Hochman is now the Director of Membership and Engagement, expanding our membership and engagement activities above and beyond.
  • Ezra Lueck is the newly hired Office Administrator and Programs Assistant, assisting with office operations, programs, and special projects.

Introducing John Stamm, Interim Executive Director

Photo of John Stamm smiling at camera. He wears a suit and tie and glasses.

Please join us in welcoming John Stamm (he/him) as Interim Executive Director of CRC, as of Monday, January 3rd. John has a rich background in administration and development, including serving as Chief of Staff for Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, Donor Relations Director for The Salvation Army Midland (St. Louis), and Director of Global Philanthropy for Junior Chamber International (Chesterfield). John will lead our operations as we re-launch our search to fill the Executive Director role long-term. If you would like to virtually meet John, we will host a virtual “open forum” with him on Wednesday January 26th from 6:00-7:00pm. You can join via the form at the link below. Feel free to send John a welcome message at