Sari Heidenreich has served as North American Regional Coordinator for United Religions Initiative since October 2017. The United Religions Initiative is dedicated to bridging the differences between people of all beliefs in order to create community and solve local and global challenges. Sari brings with her a background of cross-cultural living and working. She spent middle and high school in Ghana, West Africa, where her parents worked with a network of churches. As an adult, she spent time living, traveling, and working in the Middle East, including a year-long stint in Jerusalem. This immersion gave her the life-changing experience of entering the worlds of people from different backgrounds and finding common ground with them. Before joining URI, Sari worked in the fields of both journalism and higher education.