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Board of Directors

Get to know our leadership team and read our Affirmations and Code of Ethics. 


Art Hooker

Co-Chair of the Association for Public Justice

Art Hooker is the founder and Principal of New Metropolitan, a social design studio. He has had the opportunity to consult, design, and produce campaigns and content for leading brands such as Herman Miller, Verizon, The White House, and the American Heart Association...


Michelle Kirtley 

Co-Chair of the Association for Public Justice

Dr. Michelle Kirtley is the Consultant on Bioethics and Public Policy at The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity. Prior to joining CBHD, Michelle worked for six years on Capitol Hill, serving as a science and health policy advisor...

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Claire McWilliams


Jerry Herbert

Claire McWilliams is a lead financial auditor for an office of inspector general within the federal workforce. She graduated from Dordt University with a B.A. in Accounting and Finance and is a registered Certified Public Accountant...

Dr. Jerry S. Herbert is an educator in the areas of politics, policy, leadership, vocation, and citizenship, helping people explore how the advancing stories of God’s rescue and reign can shape their work and citizenship...

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Carol Veldman Rudie

Carol Veldman Rudie has been a long-time member of APJ's sister organization, the Center For Public Justice. She regularly credits her involvement in...

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Shannon Geiger

Shannon B. Geiger works in Operations with NTA Life-Horace Mann Educators Corporation. She has a Master of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary...


Tom McWhertor

Tom recently retired as Director of Constituency Relations for World Renew. He has served on the board of the Center for Public Justice numerous times since 1981 --again now since 2012...


Charity Wahrenburger

Charity is an independent consultant in the city of Pittsburgh, PA.  She has recently worked for the Center for Public Justice directing the Christians Investing in Education initiative... 

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