Board of Directors

Melissa Deckman, Ph.D. (Chair of the Board)

Louis L. Goldstein Professor of Public Affairs
Chair, Political Science Department, Washington College

Diana Butler Bass, Ph.D. (Treasurer of the Board)

Speaker and author, Christianity for the Rest of Us, A People’s History of Christianity

Lisa Sowle Cahill, Ph.D.

J. Donald Monan, S.J., Professor of Theology, Boston College
Past President, Catholic Theological Society of America and Society of Christian Ethics

Rev. Richard Cizik

Director, The New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good
Former Government Liaison, National Association of Evangelicals

The Rev. Jack Connelly

Senior Vice President, Municipal High Yield Trading, Raymond James and Assoc.

Terry Connelly, J.D.

Dean Emeritus, Ageno School of Business, Golden Gate University

Obery Hendricks, Jr., Ph.D.

Professor of Biblical Interpretation, New York Theological Seminary
Past President of Payne Theological Seminary (oldest African American seminary in the U.S.)

Robert P. Jones, Ph.D.

CEO, Public Religion Research Institute
Co-chair, National Steering Committee, Religion and Politics Section, American Academy of Religion

Laura Olson, Ph.D.

Centennial Professor, Department of Political Science, Clemson University

Ronald Rapoport, Ph.D.

John Marshall Professor of Government, William and Mary University

Wade Clark Roof, Ph.D.

J.F. Rowny Chair in Religion and Society
Director, Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion and Public Life, University of California, Santa Barbara

Rabbi Or Rose

Associate Dean, Rabbinical School, Hebrew College
Director, Center for Interreligious and Community Leadership Education (CIRCLE)

Vipin Sahijwani

President & CEO, Lynx Investment Advisory
Former President of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Society of Washington, D.C.

Rev. Kenneth L. Samuel, Ph.D.

Senior Pastor, Victory for the World Church (Stone Mountain, Georgia)