PATERSON, NJ - The InnerFaith Performing Arts Center has announced that Dr. Wrathell Gause will serve as Interim Chairman of the Board Directors for the Paterson based non-profit that seeks to empower children through creative and performing arts.

Gause, according to a statement by outgoing Chairwoman Lynda S. Smith, is a Paterson native, husband, and father of three, as well as “an ardent advocate for children.” Holding a doctorate in Education Administration and M.Ed in Education and M.A in Education Administration, Gause also has a long history with the non-profit that recently celebrated its 20th anniversary and has provided professional artistic training in music, theater, voice, art, media, dance, and social art to nearly 10000 Paterson children from just four to 17 years old.   

Referring to Gause as a “hidden figure” IPAC’s Founder Rahsona Elder told TAPinto Paterson that the long time educator has overseen the organization’s expansion of their community arts department which is providing yoga, meditation, and mindfulness training to local pre-school and elementary school students.  

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“Dr. Gause comes on a critical time of great expansion and growth of the arts center,” Smith said. “I am confident in his leadership. I believe his heart is for the children and this organization. I am honored to pass the baton to him.”


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