Ruthie Howard is a passionate newcomer to the interfaith world. Growing up in Northern California without a formal religious or spiritual upbringing, a series of unexpected events brought her to Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2009 where she began a life changing position with the AmeriCorps Program at the Interfaith Council of Southern Nevada. AmeriCorps recruits and trains full-time volunteers to nonprofit, faith-based, and other community organizations needing to create and expand their programs. Through AmeriCorps, Ruthie served for two years with the Interfaith Council of Southern Nevada, learning about interfaith culture and the importance of interfaith dialogue. In 2011 the Council hired her officially as it program manager. Ruthie is driven to include youth in interfaith work. She serves on the Young Adult Committee of the North American Interfaith Network and is the intern coordinator for TIO.