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Board Voting 2014

One-third of our board members are elected each year, representing a range of geographical regions and denominations.

Please vote for up to eight nominees.


Indianapolis, Ind. President and professor of theology, Christian Theological Seminary. Former associate professor of ministry studies, Harvard Divinity School. Has researched how Christian worship founds and forms Christian life, based in the history and practices of Christian liturgy; theology and public life; biblical interpretation and proclamation; and the performing arts, including theater, music, and film. Author of Life in God: John Calvin, Practical Formation, and the Future of Protestant Theology. Ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Los Angeles, Calif. Western U.S. vice president of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition. Current Bread board member. Advocate and activist for Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice. Member, Los Angeles Council of Religious Leaders. Former Coordinator of Hispanic Ministries, former Director of Outreach and Hispanic Church Planting for the Pacific South West Conference, and former director of mobilization and connection for the Department of World Mission, all of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Evangelical Covenant Church.

Washington, D.C. Founding partner of Kyle House Group, an international business and government relations consulting firm. Formerly led the lobbying and policy activities of a boutique political consulting firm in Washington, D.C. Worked in Congressional and Public Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and in the Government Relations Practice Group at Powell, Goldstein, Frazer, and Murphy. Advisor, Hope Through Healing Hands Foundation. Advisor, Peace Players International. Board member, Blood Water Mission, a nonprofit HIV/AIDS and clean water service provider in sub-Saharan Africa.

Stevens Point, Wisc. Family physician on staff at Family Health/La Clinica de los Campesinos, the only migrant health center in Wisconsin. Current Bread board member. Active in migrant worker health care for over 20 years. Participated in numerous medical mission trips to Latin America. Justice and Peace committee member, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Catholic.

Baltimore, Md. Auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Baltimore; serves as the urban vicar. Currrent Bread board member. Has lived in the Middle East for nine years working on humanitarian and peace projects. Board member, Catholic Relief Services. Member, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee for Intercultural Concerns. Catholic.

Pittsburgh, Pa., and Dayton, Ohio. Third-year law student, Ohio Northern Universtiy Pettit College of Law. Bread activist. Law clerk, Dayton. In 2013, testified before the U.S. Senate Budget Committee during a hearing on the impact of federal budget decisions on families and communities, describing how federal programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, WIC, and Pell grants provided crucial help for her family in a time of need.

San Francisco, Calif. Internal medicine specialist, MD, MBA, MPH. Current Bread board development committee member. Clinical faculty, University of California, San Francisco. Involved in a variety of medical, business, research, and humanitarian interests. Bread for the World member for more than 30 years. Catholic.

New York, N.Y. Chairman, Azimuth Investment Management, LLC. Current Bread board member. Former chairman,Fleet Meehan Specialist, Inc. Former governor of the New York Stock Exchange. Fellow, Foreign Policy Association. Board member, Alliance to End Hunger, SupplyPro, Interfaith Center of New York, New York League of Conservation Voters. Member, Board of Overseers of Harvard College’s Committee on University Resources and Advisory Board of the Catholic Big Sisters & Big Brothers. Catholic.

Plainville, Kan. U.S. Senator from Kansas (Republican). Current Bread board member. Chairman, National Republican Senatorial Committee. Co-founder, Senate Hunger Caucus. Member, Senate Committee on Appropriations (Agriculture Subcommittee); Senate Committee on Banking Housing, and Urban Affairs; and Senate Committee on Veteran’s Affairs. Former seven-term member of the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served as a senior member of the House Agriculture Committee. Methodist.

Houghton, N.Y. President, Houghton College. Strives to prepare faith-driven young people for a life of integrated service, justice-seeking, and continued learning. Created the Center for Faith, Justice, and Global Engagement at Houghton College in 2001. In 2013, hosted a Faith & Justice Symposium on food security. Formerly provost and professor of history, Westmont College. Trustee, Fuller Seminary. Board member, Allegany County United Way. Member, Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Named one of Christianity Today’s Top 50 Women to Watch. Evangelical.

Pelham, N.Y. Partner, Litigation Department, Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman, LLP. Also serves as general counsel and advises the firm on matters of conflicts and ethics. Pro bono practice involving a religious organization’s First Amendment right to conduct outreach to the homeless, and representation of families before the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund. Selected to the New York Super Lawyers list for the past five consecutive years. Member, Huguent Memorial Church. Involved in Bread for the World’s annual New York Event and has hosted an Offering of Letters. Presbyterian.

Minneapolis, Minn. Current Bread board member. Formerly coordinator of neighborhood ministries at Mount Olive Lutheran Church for more than two decades. Hunger activist and Bread member since 1978. Coordinator, Twin Cities Metro Bread Committee speakers bureau. Deep and practical understanding of the struggles of inner-city and working-poor families. Lutheran.

Oak Parks, Ill. Director of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s World Hunger and Disaster Appeal. Current Bread board member. Leads staff work on hunger education, networking, and fundraising. Delegate to the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. General Assembly. Former officer for Church World Service and former director of Global Service and Witness for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Presbyterian.

Memphis, Tenn. Bishop, Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, and presiding prelate, First Episcopal District. Former Bread board member and chair of the governance committee. Previously bishop for CME missions in Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, Jamaica, and Haiti; and pastor in Alabama, North Carolina, Missouri, and Mississippi. Formerly editor of The Christian Index, the official publication of the CME. Chair, CME College of Bishops. Founding member, Alabama Faith Council. Patron bishop, Women’s Missionary Council. Christian Methodist Episcopal.


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