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Chris LaTondresse

Raised in the former Soviet Union as the son of American missionary parents, Chris LaTondresse leverages his talents as a global communicator, connector, and strategist, helping world-shaping institutions (including government, private sector, civil society and faith-based) advance the common good. As VP of Strategy and Communications at The Expectations Project, he leads the organization's national efforts to mobilize faith communities around educational equity issues, and is the architect behind the Hope for Students movement (www.hopeforstudents.org). Before joining The Expectations Project, LaTondresse served in the Obama Administration as an advisor in USAID's Center for Faith Based and Community Initiatives, advising the Agency's efforts to partner with faith-based and civil society organizations on global development. He started his career as the Special Assistant to Jim Wallis, founder of Sojourners Magazine, followed by a tenure as the U.S. Director of Questscope, an organization based in Amman, Jordan pioneering education and youth mentoring strategies across the Middle East. He is also the founder of Recovering Evangelical, a national movement of Millennial-generation Christians. In 2014 he helped launch Evangelicals for Marriage Equality a national campaign (covered by the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and TIME magazine) focused on elevating the voices of religious allies for LGBT equality. LaTondresse has been interviewed by CNN, ABC and Fox News. His writings have appeared at CNN, RELEVANT, The Huffington Post and Sojourners. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Friday, June 24
 

10:45am