The Center for Christian Civics provides pastors, ministry professionals and lay leaders with the support and resources they need to wisely guide their brothers and sisters through the difficult intersection of Christian faith and civic life.
As Executive Director of Center for Christian Civics, Rick helps ministry leaders and faith communities develop missional approaches to their local public squares. He has worked on campaigns for local, state and federal office, is a former writer and editor for Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City and oversaw communications for the Grace DC church network. He and his wife live in Washington, DC.
As Director of Development, Sarah works to partner with outside individuals and organizations in a way that is mutually meaningful and beneficial. Sarah began her career in development at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. Her work reflects her belief that Christians are called to exist in all realms of society. She is a graduate of Wheaton College (IL) and currently lives in Washington, DC.
A former staffer for Republican House Leadership, Daniel Leiva left the Hill in 2014 fed up with the apocalyptic rhetoric and now works in international development. Daniel was born into a family with a rich legacy of full-time ministry. His time on the Hill only deepened his desire to see the church clearly and compellingly witness to the culture around it. He currently lives in Austin, TX, with his wife.
Rev. Charles Drew
Rev. Drew is pastor of Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in New York City, an evangelical church with a particular focus on Columbia Univeristy, nearby schools, and the local poor. He is the author of several books, including Body Broken: Can Republicans and Democrats Sit in the Same Pew?. He and his wife live and minister in New York City.
Whitney serves as Assistant Director of Development for the University of Texas, Austin. Before beginning work cultivating and stewarding major relationships for UTA, she worked with the United Way in St. Louis, MO, and Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York, NY. Whitney is an Arkansas native and lives in Austin, TX.
A health care consultant and public policy wonk, G. Lohr has a diverse background in nonprofit management, Christian missions, and promoting human flourishing. She desires that the world will see God’s love through Christians seeking grappling with their role in the public sphere. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and son.
Ben has worked with the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships (formerly the Office of Faith-Based Initiatives) for over 14 years. Over the past two administrations, Ben has had the opportunity to advise and support partnerships between the federal government and faith and community partners. He resides in Centreville, VA, with his wife and their two daughters.