RCC 2015 Convention

Melissa Rogers to give Friday keynote address

Melissa Rogers

Melissa Rogers

We are excited to announce that Melissa Rogers, Special Assistant to the President and Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, will join the RCC National Convention as the keynote speaker on Friday, April 10, 2015.

Rogers formerly served as Director of the Center for Religion and Public Affairs at Wake Forest University Divinity School and as a nonresident Senior Fellow in the Governance Studies program of The Brookings Institution. Prior to her time with Wake Forest University and Brookings, Rogers was the Executive Director of the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life and General Counsel of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty. In 2008, Baylor University Press published a casebook co-authored by Rogers, Religious Freedom and the Supreme Court.

In 2009, President Barack Obama appointed Rogers to serve as Chair of his inaugural Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. In 2011, she was named to a subgroup of the State Department¹s Religion and Foreign Policy Working Group. Rogers has testified before subcommittees of the U.S. Senate and House Judiciary Committees.

She earned her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Baylor University.

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Sincerely,
Casey Tom,
RCC National Vice President


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