Rev. Dirk Ficca has twenty year of experience in the global interreligious movement, having served as Executive Director of the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions. Prior to his work with the Parliament of Religions, he served as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Benton Harbor.
He is a graduate of McCormick Theological Seminary (Class of 1982), and has taught at DePaul University, Garrett Evangelical-Theological Seminary, and the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago.
He is a member of Chicago Presbytery and serves as the convener of its Ecumenical and Interreligious Work Group. He was awarded the Fethullah Gulen Award for Peace and Dialogue by the Niagara Foundation in 2012.