Chairman- NV FFC
Chuck Warren is a partner in Silver Bullet, LLC, a public affairs, crisis communication and initiative qualification company. Chuck has worked for major law firms, municipalities, developers, organizations and companies as diverse as Amazon.com, Overstock.com, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Delta Airlines, IOSTAR, and Comcast.
A prolific fundraiser , Mr. Warren has served as the Utah Finance Chair and on the National Finance Committee for Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani; Utah Finance Committee, John McCain for President; and on past finance committees for Lamar Alexander and George W. Bush.
Mr. Warren has appeared on numerous radio programs and his columns have been published in www.biggovernment.com
, Daily Caller, Politico, The Tampa Tribune, Cal News, Deseret News, and Washington Times.
Janice S. Johnson
Executive Director-TN FFC
Janice Johnson is currently the founder and President of New Horizons Solutions, Inc. She graduated from the University of Alabama where she majored in Chemistry and received a B.S. degree in Medical Technology. She completed postgraduate study in Comparative Medicine. Janice worked nine years in the field of medical technology and served as the supervisor of the State of Illinois’ Tissue Typing lab. She retired from that career in 1986 to launch her new career as mother of four children.
It was during this time she became very politically active and was the Executive Director of Tennessee Christian Coalition, a grassroots mobilization organization. Over the past twenty five years, Janice has successfully lobbied hundreds of bills into law at both the state and federal level.
She has coordinated numerous fundraisers and events at the state Capitol, attended by hundreds of leaders from across Tennessee.
State Chair- AZ FFC
Bob Stump was elected to the Arizona Corporation Commission in 2008. He represented District 9 in the Arizona House of Representatives from 2002-2008.
In the Legislature, Bob served as a member of the House Water and Agriculture Committee, where he helped promote sound water management policies for our state. He has a wide range of policy experience, having served as Chairman of the House Health Committee; Co-Chair of the Joint Select Committee to Investigate Operations and Conditions at the Arizona Veterans Home; Vice Chair of the Health and Rules committees; and as a member of the Commerce & Military Affairs, Ways & Means, Financial Institutions & Insurance, Ethics and Education committees. Bob also helped craft several multi-billion-dollar budgets for the state.
Before seeking public office, Bob worked as a reporter and editor for leading national and local magazines and newspapers in Washington, D.C., and Tucson.
Bob holds degrees from Harvard University, where he studied political philosophy with columnist George F. Will, as well as American religious history, and the University of California at Berkeley, where he studied philosophy and social thought, and from which he graduated with High Honors. In his free time, Bob enjoys music, hiking, travel and exploring our great state of Arizona.
President- FL FFC
Brett Doster is the founder and president of Front Line Strategies.
Over the last 15 years, Brett has been highly involved in Florida politics, first serving as special assistant to former Governor Jeb Bush in his first gubernatorial campaign in 1993. Brett has since served in leadership roles on five other statewide campaigns, including executive director of the Bush-Cheney 2004 Re-election campaign in Florida. He has pursued a variety of interests that include commercial real estate and statewide economic development.
Brett graduated from The Citadel. He resides in Tallahassee with his wife Iris and their daughters.
Board Member- MN FFC
Carol served as Executive Director of MN Christian Coalition's founding years, from 1994- 1997. She organized at the grassroots throughout the state, trained activists and equipped people of faith to effective political action. Her successes included founding dozens of chapters while growing volunteers and members to over 5,000 Minnesotans. They distributed millions of voter guides. Among the issues of limited government, life, marriage, and school choice, she was present with the Coalition during the unveiling of the Contract of America. Carol's raised her family in the Twin Cities, MN where they reside today. She remains active in Eden Prairie, SD 42 as well as choir and FFC Church Liaison at Grace Church. She is employed with Amerprise Financial working in Compliance/Supervision.
Executive Director- OH FFC
Dana Walch is the President of SBR Strategy Group, a political and organizational consulting and research firm. In this capacity he has conducted public opinion polls and served as an advisor for numerous candidates, organizations, issue campaigns and political parties. Prior to this, Walch spent over six years at the Ohio Secretary of State’s office.
A native of Akron, Ohio, Walch holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Akron. He also holds a Certificate in Applied Politics from the Ray C. Bliss Institute at the University of Akron. His major fields of study were campaign management, campaign finance, American political parties, and public opinion research. Walch and his wife Amy are residents of Canal Winchester, Ohio and are the proud parents of three children.
Chairman- AR FFC
As the second-ranked Arkansas State Senator, Gilbert Baker is currently serving his sixth consecutive term for Senate District 30. First elected to the Senate in 2000, Senator Baker has served District 30 since 2001. During the 88th Legislative Session, Senator Baker serves as chairman of Joint Budget Committee and vice chairman of State Agencies and Governmental Affairs. June 2009, he was honored by the Arkansas Municipal League with the Distinguished Legislator Award. A graduate of O. Perry Walker High School in New Orleans, Senator Baker holds degrees from Louisiana Tech and the University of Arizona. With more than two decades of service to higher education, he is a retired music professor, advisor and former administrator at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. He is married to the former Susan Chatham. Senator and Mrs. Baker live in Conway with their children.
Chairman- PA FFC
Greg Rothman is President/CEO and Broker of Record of RSR REALTORS, LLC, the largest and most versatile real estate company in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He serves on the Pennsylvania State Advisory Committee to the United States Civil Rights Commission. A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, President George W. Bush appointed him to the National Veterans Business Development Corporation in 2006. He has served on numerous campaigns and advised elected officials on real estate issues.
Mr. Rothman is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a degree in Political Science. He has a Masters of Real Estate from Johns Hopkins University, where he graduated top in his class. He holds several prestigious real estate designations including: MAI, CCIM and MRICS. Greg has two daughters young Eleanor and Mia. His son Nicholas plays Division 1 soccer at Robert Morris University.
Chairman- IN FFC
Jim Banks represents Indiana State Senate District 17. Banks is a former Whitley County Councilman and former Whitley County Republican Chairman. Banks, 32, is the Director of Business Development for The Hagerman Group, a 103-year old general contracting and construction management company headquartered in Fort Wayne. Previous to working at The Hagerman Group, Banks owned a public affairs and public relations company and worked in the public policy department at Focus on the Family. Banks attended Indiana University in Bloomington where he received his B.A. in Political Science. Jim and his wife Amanda are the proud parents of daughters Lillian and Elizabeth. They reside in Columbia City and are members of Trinity Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Governing Magazine has named Senator Banks one of the top Republican rising star legislators in the country.
Executive Director- MN FFC
John Henderson is the new Executive Director for the Minnesota Faith & Freedom Coalition. Together with his wife Mary of 30 years, they have three sons. Their family is deeply committed to their faith and fully supports Catholic elementary, high school and college education for their sons. Prior to the MN Faith & Freedom Coalition appointment, John managed sales activities in the state government and education marketplace. He lobbied Congress and state governments. He has broad fundraising experience and is thrilled and honored to be part of such a fine organization.
President- DE FFC
John Radell was born in Chester, PA in 1946. He was educated at Girard College in Philadelphia, PA and went right from high school into the United States Army. He served one tour in Vietnam, built a 15 year career at Dupont, and left Dupont to work with General Westmoreland to help design an Armed Forces Museum concept. John ran the Bob Hope Veterans Golf Classic for four years and retired to write a book, "Lucy's Tears" about his mom’s battle with Alzheimer’s. John joined FFC in June 2011.
State Chair- CO FFC
Mr. Ramstead’s expertise is in complex estate planning, generational wealth transfer and asset protection. He functions as the client’s trusted advisor on all matters affecting any related issues critical to assuring the smooth financial functioning of a multigenerational family or philanthropic plan.
Prior to joining Financial Designs, Ltd., Mr. Ramstead was a wealth manger with Bernstein Global Wealth Management. Before that he was an executive with a Fortune 500 company. Prior to that he helped to successfully start and sell two different businesses. Mr. Ramstead’s early career was as a U.S. Navy F-14 pilot and flew combat sorties in Desert Storm and was an instructor at the Navy Strike Fighter Weapons School at the Miramar Naval Air Station in San Diego, CA.
Mr. Ramstead is a Minnesota native and graduated high school from St. Thomas Academy. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a full Navy ROTC scholarship.
John and his wife Donna live in Denver with their three boys. He enjoys time with his family, coaching, travel, reading and any outdoor activity. He is active in the community and serves on the board of the Colorado Make A Wish Foundation, Colorado Faith and Freedom Coalition and the Colorado Rough Riders.
Chairwoman- WA FFC
Josephine Wentzel, an avid networker, is the Public Relations Director for a U.S manufacturing company in Vancouver, Washington. Besides manufacturing in the United States, her company is known for providing office spaces to over thirty non-profit Christian agencies which services the community and United States.
A former Police Detective, Josephine started her political activism in the early 90’s in Los Angeles, California when she joined in leadership with Christian Coalition. While living there, she was keynote speaker for Proposition 187 (illegal immigration) and the school voucher initiative. Her activism included speaking out for family issues like right to life, free adoptions and pro-marriage.
In 2006, Josephine successfully lobbied to pass a law regarding transparency in financial transactions regarding adoptions. Josephine is also a participant with the WA State conservative leadership group.
Josephine and her husband Michael are blessed with five children and two grandchildren. Her family attends LifePoint Church in Vancouver.
State Chair- OH FFC
Ken Blackwell is a bestselling author and Senior Fellow for Family Empowerment at the Family Research Council. He serves on the board of directors of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, the Club for Growth, the National Rifle Association and the National Taxpayers Union. Mr. Blackwell is a contributing editor for the conservative news and opinion site Townhall.com. His columns frequently appear in the WSJ, Politico, Washington Times, New York Post, National Review Online, American Spectator and World Magazine.
In 2004, the American Conservative Union and the Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs honored Mr. Blackwell with the John M. Ashbrook Award for his steadfast conservative leadership.
Mr. Blackwell's public service includes terms as mayor of Cincinnati, an undersecretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission. In 1994, he became the first African-American elected to a statewide executive office in Ohio when he was elected treasurer of state. He subsequently was elected to two terms as secretary of state and was the GOP nominee for governor in 2006.
Field Director- MN FFC
Mary Ramirez is a recent (2010) graduate of Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, Minnesota. Prior to her studies at BLC, she spent 3 years in Mexico, during which time she studied and taught English. Though she found it to be an exceptionally beautiful nation, her time in Mexico made clear to her the great blessing that is the United States, and the freedoms we herein enjoy. It became a mission of hers to find some way to serve her country with the hope of maintaining it for future generations.
While in college, Mary used part of her time to serve on the Student Senate as the Chair of Internal Affairs. In compliance with her degree's requisites, Mary completed an extensive thesis focusing on the Progressive Era's impact on the United States Constitution. In her free time, Mary has been involved in conservative politics through volunteer work, including CPAC 2010, the 2010 Michele Bachmann Congressional Campaign, the 2010 Tom Emmer Gubernatorial Campaign, the 2011 RightOnline Conference in Minneapolis, the 2011 Tax Cut Rally in St. Paul, and the 2011 GOP Midwest Leadership Conference in Bloomington, Minnesota.
Mary has a degree in Broad Field Social Studies, and while she currently serves as a receptionist, administrative assistant, and accounting assistant at a packaging company near her hometown, she spends a great deal of time maintaining freelance projects, including her blog, www.afuturefree.com
Mary met the Minnesota Faith & Freedom Coalition leadership while volunteering at the Midwest Leadership Conference, which led to her current position as Field Director for the same. It has been an honor for her to serve with MNFFC, and she is excited to be part of the impact that MNFFC will have both locally and nationally.
Miles Landon Terry
Board Member- SC FFC
A twelfth generation South Carolinian, Miles Landon Terry was born in Greenville, South Carolina in 1982. He attended elementary and middle schools in the upstate of the Palmetto State and graduated from Wade Hampton High School in 2000. The following autumn, he entered the University of South Carolina where he finished his B.A. in Political Science in three years. He later completed graduate studies in Political Science with an emphasis in early American political thought in the areas of religion, the American family, and American culture and received his M.A. in Political Science in 2004 from Appalachian State University.
Mr. Terry spent the next couple of years working in real estate, business, and politics as well as serving as an adjunct instructor in American Government at Greenville Technical College. In the fall of 2006, Miles entered Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia and graduated in May 2009 earning his Juris Doctor degree.
Miles and Michelle C. Kogler (’09 Regent Law) of Dallas, Texas were married in August of 2009. They spent a year residing in Arlington, Virginia as Miles served as Associate Counsel to the ACLJ’s Office of Government Affairs. Miles also served as a representative of the European Center for Law and Justice (ECLJ) before the United Nations located in New York, NY.
Chairman- FL FFC
Pat Neal was a Member of the Florida House of Representatives, Florida Senate, was Chair of the Appropriations Committee of the Florida Senate, and before that, the Natural Resources Committee. He has won every environment award given to Members of the Legislature. He has been Chair of the Florida Commission on Ethics, which he worked to establish in the State Constitution in 1976 with Governor Reubin Askew. More recently he has been on Governor Scott’s Transition Team and was charged with the successful reorganization of the Department of Management Services. He is on the Judicial Nominating Committee, the Board of Directors of Tax Watch and is currently Chairman of the Tax Watch Committee on Property Taxation, which is charged with forming policy for the 2012 Legislature. He is a Member of the Reserve Officers Association, a life member of the National Rifle Association, and 8 year Board member and former Chair of the Christian Coalition of Florida. He has been married 33 years to Charlene Neal. They have two sons: John Neal, President of Neal Signature Homes and Michael Neal, finance major at the Carroll School of Management, Boston College.
Chairman- NV FFC
Ron Futrell has worked for 30 years as a radio and TV journalist. He has worked as a sports and news anchor for network affiliates in Las Vegas, Salt Lake City and Yakima, WA. Ron also is a fill-in host on conservative radio talk shows in Las Vegas.
Ron is currently a contributor to Andrew Breitbart's Big Journalism web site that examines media bias.
Ron currently runs a Las Vegas marketing company, Future Vegas Media.
Ron has served on numerous charity boards in Las Vegas. He is currently serving with Crime Stoppers of Nevada, and is on the Nevada Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities.
Ron and his wife Kathy have 4 children and are active in many church and community activities. You can follow Ron on Twitter @RonFutrell
Senator Steve Martin
Chairman of the VA FFC Legislative Committee
Senator Steve Martin represents the 11th Legislative district in the Virginia Senate, which includes a majority of Chesterfield County, Amelia and all of the city of Colonial Heights. He has served in the Virginia Senate since his special election in 1994. Prior to that, he served in the House of Delegates from his election to that body in 1987. Throughout these years of service Steve has focused on health, mental health, fiscal, economic development issues, and other issues that help make our community one of the strongest in the Commonwealth.
Senator Martin is a senior member of the standing committees on Education and Health, and serves on the Constitutional Amendments, Reapportionment, Referenda and the Certificates, Oath, and Confirmation Review subcommittees; and serves on the Health Care and Health Professions subcommittees; Local Government and General Laws Committees and Privileges and Elections. He is also active in a number of national organizations and serves on commissions and committees that promote and study health care issues.
Steve was born in Chesterfield County and has seven siblings. He is the proud father of two sons, Chad and Nathan and also has two granddaughters, Olivia and Mckinley. Steve is a member of South Richmond Rotary and Swift Creek Baptist Church where he is involved in several areas of ministry.
President- IA FFC
Steve Scheffler is the President of the Iowa FFC and a board member of the Faith & Freedom Coalition. Scheffler has been an Iowa Republican State Central Committee Member since 1992 and serves as a delegate to Republican National Conventions from 1988-2008. In 2008, he was elected as Iowa’s Republican National Committeeman and in 2011, was named 1 of 10 Most Influential Iowa Republicans by “Campaigns & Elections” Magazine. He and his wide Lea have 2 children and 4 grandchildren.
President- OK FFC
Todd Pauley is a Partner at Sagac Public Affairs having previously served as the firm’s senior account executive.
Pauley first joined Sagac in 2006 representing the firm’s finance efforts in the gubernatorial contest. In 2007, he joined Governor Mary Fallin’s congressional district staff as field representative. In 2009, he returned to Sagac bringing practical federal and state political, legislative and legal experience to the firm. Pauley provides fundraising, public affairs and public policy support to gubernatorial, congressional and legislative leaders, as well as national corporate, association and issue advocacy organizations.
Pauley holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee and a Juris Doctorate from Oklahoma City University. He is licensed to practice law in Oklahoma.
Sagac Public Affairs is a national company providing communications, research and fundraising solutions to hundreds of political, non-profit and corporate organizations. Sagac is recognized as a leader in the political community for strategy and implementation of issue advocacy and political action committee campaigns.
Chairman- MN FFC
Tom Emmer joins the Minnesota Faith & Freedom Coalition amidst a distinguished law career of over 20 years, during which time he grew his firm to over 20 employees. Tom was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2004 and re-elected with overwhelming majorities in 2006 and 2008. He represented the House District 19B in Wright County and served as the Deputy Minority leader in only his second term in office. He was the Minnesota GOP gubernatorial candidate in 2010.
Director of Operations- WI FFC
Jesse is a three time Chairman of the Wisconsin Republican Party of St. Croix County. During his three terms as Chairman, St. Croix County has become a county with a 20% victory margin turnout for conservative candidates. He worked as a political consultant for Jeff Larson former owner of FLS Connect and now Chief of Staff for the Republican National Committee. Jesse has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota in History with a concentration in political and military history. He currently resides in Hudson, Wisconsin with his wife Kate and their three children.
President- WI FFC
Tony Nasvik is the President of the Wisconsin Faith & Freedom Coalition. Over the last 14-months he directed an aggressive statewide Education and GOTV campaign in Wisconsin’s tumultuous recall elections. Efforts included hosting a Tele town hall with Governor Scott Walker that reached over 12,000 faith centered voters across the state and nation, coordinated a targeted door to door lit drop that reached 25,000 contacts in key senate recall districts, recorded statewide GOTV Robo calls and launched social media connections that educated, equipped, and mobilized people of faith to get out their pews and vote. The total campaign reached over 600,000 voter contacts statewide and in the end Governor Walker and three of the four Senators held their seats. In addition Tony and the WIFFC team held two major events in 2012 including “Reviving the American Dream” Hispanic Summit and along with National FFC held a Wisconsin Presidential Kick Off that drew over 2,000 faith based voters. Mr. Nasvik is also President of Mark Anthony-Design Group, a luxury home design consulting firm; and President of Mark Anthony Homes an award winning legacy home builder having earned Builder of the Year, Premier Home Builder and Best in Show Honors. He and his wife Nancy are Eastern Wisconsin Directors for Christians United for Israel and passionate defenders of our national Judeo Christian Heritage. Tony sat on the Executive Board of Directors for the Saint Croix County Republican Party. He graduated from Northwestern Bible College with a BA in Business, and minors in Music and Art. Tony and his wife Nancy are best friends and have been married 28 years.
Chairman- VA FFC
Ashley Taylor is the Chairman for the Virginia Faith & Freedom Coalition and is also partner and practice group leader at Troutman Sanders, one of the world’s largest law firms. Ashley previously served as a Commissioner on the United States Commission on Civil Rights, appointed by President Bush from 2006-2010. Ashley was appointed by Governor McDonnell (VA) to serve as member to the Independent Bipartisan Advisory Commission on Redistricting. From 1998-2001, he served as Virginia’s Deputy Attorney General under Mark Earley. Ashley has served in the trenches for some of Virginia’s most conservative leaders. At Virginia Military Institute, Ashley learned “Service Above Self” and continues to live his life by it. He, his wife, and his children reside in Richmond, Virginia.