Ralph Reed is founder and chairman of the Faith & Freedom Coalition. He was senior advisor to the Bush-Cheney campaigns in both 2000 and 2004, and chairman of the Southeast Region for BC04. As chairman of the Georgia Republican Party he led the GOP to its biggest victory in history, helping to elect the first Republican Governor and third U.S. Senator since Reconstruction. Reed is chairman and CEO of Century Strategies, LLC, a public relations and public affairs firm. As executive director of the Christian Coalition from 1989-1997, he built one of the most effective public policy organizations in recent political history. He is the best-selling author and editor of five books, including his latest novel, The Confirmation. He is married to his wife Jo Anne and is the father of their four children.
Timothy Head is the Executive Director for the Faith & Freedom Coalition. Prior to joining Faith & Freedom, Tim was the district director for a member of the Texas congressional delegation. He has served as chief of staff and as policy advisor to members of the Texas Legislature and worked on the Republican Party of Texas’ 2010 Victory Texas effort. Before working in public policy, Tim did missionary work in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe and worked on staff at Antioch Community Church in Waco, Texas. Tim graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master’s of Social Work. He also received his Juris Doctor from Baylor Law School. He has been married to his wife, Annie Kate, for over ten years and they have two daughters.
Joy Creasman has worked with the Faith & Freedom Coalition for more than 4 years and serves as the Director of Marketing & Events. Her work includes managing and coordinating our annual Road to Majority conference in Washington D.C. She graduated from Liberty University with honors in 2008 with a B.A. in Marketing. An accomplished singer, she has performed as a soloist numerous times on television. She has recorded 4 gospel cd’s, and has toured extensively with her family presenting her music ministry.
David Ferguson is the National Field Director for the Faith & Freedom Coalition. Since 2005, he has worked for candidates, projects, and committees in over 30 states and Washington, DC. Most notably, David served as Campaign Manager for the current Governor of Alabama, Dr. Robert J. Bentley, Campaign Manager for the top legislative races in Virginia and Alabama, and as Executive Director of the Maryland Republican Party. Prior to joining FFC, he managed his own strategic communications and general consulting firm, Ferguson & Associates, based in Washington, DC. David is a native of Albertville, Alabama, an Eagle Scout, and a graduate of the University of Alabama and the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration.
Patrick D. Purtill, Jr. serves as the Director of Legislative Affairs at Faith & Freedom Coalition. In 2011, he joined Gammon & Grange's nonprofit and exempt organizations practice and government affairs group bringing over twenty years of experience in nonprofit management and federal and state public policy and advocacy to G&G’s clients. Before joining Gammon & Grange, Patrick was appointed by President George W. Bush to positions in the U.S. Department of State and the Department of Justice.
Patrick served as CEO of two Washington-based NGOs: the National Council For Adoption (NCFA) and the Washington Scholarship Fund. Patrick has testified before Congress and state legislatures; served as an NGO Representative to The Hague Conference on Private International Law in the Netherlands; led delegations to the governments of Belarus, Russia, and China; and provided commentary on a host of public policy issues for national broadcasts and newspapers, including ABC’s World News Tonight, NBC’s Today Show, CNN, MSNBC, and USA Today, in addition to many regional and local broadcasts and newspapers.
Virginia Galloway became Regional Field Director of Faith and Freedom Coalition in 2014, after a seven year stint at Americans for Prosperity Foundation, where she served as State Director for Georgia. She has spoken at hundreds of meetings across Georgia on issues from economic freedom to school choice and receives regular opportunities to share her expertise on panels for other state and national events. As a lobbyist in Georgia, Virginia helped promote passage of the Charter School constitutional amendment and Zero Based Budgeting, and led dozens of citizen action days at the Capitol. She has had numerous op-eds published, radio interviews, and local and national television appearances, including the Bret Baier Show. She previously served in several campaigns and party offices. Currently, she belongs to Church at the Ridge, Rotary Club of Dallas GA, and the GA Department of Driver Services Board. She is married to Darrell Galloway and they have four grown children and two grandchildren.
Orit Sklar is the Director of Development at the Faith & Freedom Coalition. She graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree. She is a political columnist and is known nationwide for her advancement of First Amendment rights and academic Freedom on American university campuses. She is the co-recipient of the 2009 Ronald Reagan Award from the American Conservative Union.
Jeff Ballabon is a media and telecommunications executive and the Chairman of Jewish Outreach of the Faith & Freedom Coalition. A veteran of Bush-Cheney 2000 and 2004 and referred to in the press as “the architect” of their national outreach in the Orthodox community, the Jewish Daily Forward named Jeff one of the “50 Most Influential Jews in America” for his political impact. A longtime activist in judicial nominations, he worked closely with the Bush White House on many confirmation battles, including those of Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito. In 2007, Jeff founded the Coordinating Council on Jerusalem, an international Coalition of Jewish organizations coordinating with members of the Knesset and pro-Israel Christian groups to successfully oppose the proposed division of Jerusalem. He is a graduate of Yale Law School, Yeshiva University and Ner Israel Rabbinical College. He and his wife Rochelle have five children.