Inaugural Advisory Council
The inaugural Advisory Council published its report of recommendations to the President in 2010. Chapters of the report are devoted to each of the following six subject areas.
- Economic Recovery and Domestic Poverty
- Reform of the Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships Office
- Fatherhood and Healthy Families
- Interreligious Cooperation
- Environment and Climate Change
- Global Poverty and Development
Inaugural Council Members
Council Chair: Melissa Rogers
Director, Center for Religion and Public Affairs of the Wake Forest University Divinity School
President and CEO, Seedco
President, Asian Indian Women in America; Principal Director, Global Synergy Associates
Bishop Charles E. Blake
Presiding Bishop, Church of God in Christ
CEO, Christian Community Development Association
Dr. Arturo Chávez
President and CEO, Mexican American Catholic College
Rev. Peg Chemberlin
President-Elect, National Council of Churches; Executive Director, Minnesota Council of Churches
Senior Director, The Arcus Foundation
Nathan J. Diament
Director of Public Policy, Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America
Dr. Joel C. Hunter
Senior Pastor, Northland, A Church Distributed
Director, Religion and Faith Program, Human Rights Campaign Foundation
Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie
Bishop of the Thirteenth Episcopal District, African Methodist Episcopal Church
Senior Analyst and Executive Director, The Center for Muslim Studies, Gallup
Rev. Otis Moss, Jr.
Pastor Emeritus, Oliviet Institutional Baptist Church
Dr. Frank Page
Pastor, Taylors First Baptist Church; President Emeritus, Southern Baptist Convention
Founder and Executive Director, Interfaith Youth Core
Anthony R. Picarello, Jr.
General Counsel, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
President, National Council of Jewish Women
Rabbi David Saperstein
Director and Counsel, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
Reverend William J. Shaw
President, National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.
Rev. Larry J. Snyder
President and CEO, Catholic Charities USA
Richard E. Stearns
President, World Vision United States
President and CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Looking for a way to serve that's right for you?
Serve.gov is a new portal for you and all Americans to find your own ways to serve in your own communities. Just choose whatever interests you – and type in your zip code to see what opportunities our partner organizations have in your area. Americans are putting their own country back on the right track, be a part of it.