“My Humanity rests in your humanity” ~ Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Pardeep is the eldest son of Satwant Singh Kaleka – the president of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, who was gunned down during the attacks of August 5th, 2012. Pardeep grew up in Milwaukee and graduated from Marquette University.
Being a former Milwaukee Police Officer and a current teacher in the inner city – Pardeep is no stranger to the never ending battle against racism, bigotry, and ignorance. He firmly believes that the lamp of knowledge and truth will outshine all the darkness in the world, and does his best to profess this through his work with Serve 2 Unite.
“Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolutions.”—Khalil Gibran (1883-1931)
In the late 1980′s and early 1990′s, Arno Michaelis was a founding member of what went on to become the largest racist skinhead organization on Earth, a reverend of a self-declared “Racial Holy War,” and lead singer of the hate-metal band Centurion, which sold 20,000 CDs by the mid-nineties and is still popular with racists today.
Single parenthood, love for his daughter, and the forgiveness shown by the people he once hated all helped to turn Arno’s life around, bringing him to embrace diversity and practice gratitude for all life. Today Arno is a speaker, author of My Life After Hate, and very fortunate to be able to share his ongoing process of character development working with Serve 2 Unite.
Arno enjoys spending time with his daughter, art, music, and all forms of fearless creative expression, along with climbing things, being underwater, and the wonderful natural beauty of our planet Earth. Learn more at mylifeafterhate.com.
“Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.” – Lord Buddha
Rahul was connected to the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin by Temple founder, Satwant Singh Kaleka who was like his Godfather. So he learned a lot of valuable things from him including lessons on honesty, doing regular service in the community & helping the needy.
Being from a technical background, Rahul works as an Information Security Analyst at Rockwell Automation in Milwaukee. After getting his bachelors in Computer Science, he earned his Masters Degree in Information Systems & Management from Concordia University Wisconsin. Being a Co-founder of Serve 2 Unite, he has been actively involved with various non-profit & religious organizations such as WAVE, MICAH, Interfaith Conference of Milwaukee and Call for Peace.
“Peace is not something you wish for; It’s something you make, Something you do, Something you are, And something you give away.” – Robert Fulghum
Navi is the son of Harcharan Gill – one of the founding members of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin. He is also the nephew of the late Satwant Singh Kaleka – the president of the temple who was slain during the attacks on August 5th. Navi attends college at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, while maintaining a vigilant community service workload. Even though, he is the youngest founding member with Serve 2 Unite, his contributions are immense in terms of time and thoughts. He has been applauded for his leadership at a youth level and has a bright future with the organization and the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin.