Imagine a trumpet flourish.  I am honored to announce Kismet Saglam as President and New Director
of Soul Space Interfaith.  Kismet has been a dynamic force in our Core Group tenaciously forming stronger ties in the Chicago-area Muslim community, establishing an active Web presence for Soul Space and nurturing our gatherings
in spirit and body with both her wisdom and gourmet treats.  Her energy will carry Soul Space forward as she, (with the help of Leslie Fischer and Anjum Ali, oversees the retreat programming), Reflections, and communication with all of

As the one who has shepherded Soul Space until now, I am thrilled to have worked side by side with Kismet, listening to her insights,  feeling her enthusiasm and counting on her follow through and honest feedback.  I am gratefully confident entrusting the Soul Space mission to her.  I wish Kismet special blessings and ask you to support her as Soul Space continues its interfaith work of gathering women of faith.

To all of you, my heart is full of gratitude for the many voices I have heard lifted in our Soul Space gatherings from the days on Sheridan Rd, to our homes and sacred spaces. We have been an extraordinary presence to one another, a peaceful and powerful sign of what is possible when women of faith come together to share and learn from one another.  You, the women of Soul Space will be in my thoughts and prayers as I pack and shift my mind and body westward.