Leadership

  • Bread for the World president Rev. David Beckmann. Bread for the World photo
    Leadership

    Rev. David Beckmann

    President

    Rev. David Beckmann leads large-scale and successful campaigns to strengthen U.S. political commitment to overcome hunger. David has served as president since 1991.

  • Matt Gross is the lead staff responsible for the implementation of  Bread’s mobilizing and organizing strategy across our national leadership network.
    Leadership, Regional Organizer

    Matt Gross

    Director of Organizing

    Matt is the lead staff responsible for the implementation of Bread’s mobilizing and organizing strategy across our national leadership network.

  • Asma Lateef is director of Bread for the World institute. Photo by Joe Molieri / Bread for the World
    Institute, Leadership

    Asma Lateef

    Director

    Asma oversees the Institute’s research, analysis, and education on policy issues related to U.S. and global hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. She served previously as director of policy and programs for Citizens for Global Solutions.

  • Jim Lund is Vice President for Development and Membership
    Leadership

    James Lund

    Vice President for Development and Membership

    Jim leads organization-wide efforts to expand Bread membership and its member services and leads organizational fundraising.

  • Rev. Nancy Neal is the director of Church Relations
    Leadership

    Nancy Neal

    Director for Church Relations

    Nancy leads a dynamic team of church leaders who build and maintain Bread’s national relationships with a racially and theologically diverse portfolio of denominations and church organizations.

  • Delma Plummer is Vice President for Finance and Administration
    Leadership

    Delma Plummer

    Vice President for Finance and Administration

    Delma oversees finance, human resources, database management, computer support services, and facilities. She also supports the Finance, Audit and Investment Committees of the Board.

  • Michele Sumilas is Managing Director of Bread for the World and Bread for the World Institute. Photo by Joe Molieri / Bread for the World
    Leadership

    Michele Sumilas

    Executive Director

    Michele manages the daily operations of Bread for the World and Bread for the World Institute and assists the president in directing their overall strategies.

  • Heather Taylor is Director of Strategic Communications & Campaigns at Bread for the World
    Leadership

    Heather Taylor

    Director of Strategic Communications and Campaigns

    Heather provides leadership to align Bread’s communications objectives and advocacy / organizing strategies to compel faith communities, U.S. policymakers, and partners to end hunger and poverty.

  • Leadership

    Heather Valentine

    Director of Government Relations

    Heather leads Bread's work in developing and articulating positions on public policy, legislative goals, and lobbying strategies for achieving its goals with Congress and the administration.

Tools
from our Resource Library

For Education

For Faith

  • Unity Declaration on Racism and Poverty

    A diverse body of Christian leaders calls on the churches and Congress to focus on the integral connection.

    Dear Members of Congress,

    As the president and Congress are preparing their plans for this year, almost 100 church leaders—from all the families of U.S. Christianity—are...

  • In Times Like These … A Pan-African Christian Devotional for Public Policy Engagement

    This devotional guide invites deepened relationship with and among Pan-Af­rican people and elected leaders in the mission to end hunger and poverty.

  • Sermon by David Beckmann at Duke University Chapel

    Remarks delivered October 1, 2017 at Duke University Chapel in Chapel Hill in North Carolina.

    Thank you for inviting me to preach here at Duke University Chapel. And I especially want to thank the Bread for the World members who have come this morning.

    Bruce Puckett urged...

For Advocacy

Field

Changing Climate, Changing Farmers

February 7, 2017

Insight

April 10, 2018

The Jobs Challenge

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