John P. Robins has been involved with the Winchester Multicultural Network for two years, most recently as the Vice President of the Board. He has been an active voice in the community for five years as the minister at the First Baptist Church, a board member of the Winchester Youth Alliance addressing teen concerns, and other organizations.
Previously, John held managerial positions with technology companies for more than a decade. Originally from India, John is sensitive to diverse cultures, having lived, studied, and worked in the US, India, and Botswana. He has an MBA and a M.Div. degree, and is trained in the VISIONS diversity and inclusion framework on which the Network was founded.
John hopes to bring his experience in social change and community leadership to his work as Interim Executive Director to help support the Network through this transition.
“I was first introduced to the Multicultural Network in 2013, when I attended a Winchester-in-Transition (WIT) event to better understand the community, while being interviewed for a minister position at a local church. Since then, I have been participating in the Network events, and am fascinated by the depth and quality of the programming, the impact of the Network’s work in celebrating differences and advocating for inclusion, and the commitment of the leadership to continually doing “journey work” to explore their own biases. I feel at home in Winchester because of the Network, and look forward to sustaining our programs and partnerships in building an inclusive and just community.”
– – John Robins