Spiritual advisor to President Obama and the President's "Pastor-in-Chief" according to TIME Magazine, Joshua DuBois was the youngest-ever head of a White House department when President Obama appointed him to be Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. DuBois led many of the White House’s signature community initiatives, including the President’s Fatherhood Initiative and the Interfaith Campus Challenge, and President Obama has said that DuBois "turned the faith-based initiative around," a sentiment echoed by religious leaders across the country. Joshua's work with faith-based partnerships has been profiled in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, CNN and elsewhere, and he now speaks, writes, teaches and is founder and CEO of a new social enterprise, Values Partnerships. Joshua also continues to advise leaders in government, business and the nonprofit sector on faith-based partnerships and religion in the public square.
Michael Wear is Senior Vice President for Strategy and Communications at Values Partnerships, a new social enterprise connecting organizations to the faith community to create private impact and public good. Michael is one of America's top voices at the intersection of faith and culture, having served as President Obama's National Faith Vote Director on the 2012 Obama for America campaign and as a leader in the White House faith-based initiative. Michael maintains one of the nation's largest relational networks of influencers in the faith community. He is a graduate of The George Washington University. Michael and his wife, Melissa, are natives of Buffalo, New York.
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