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Susan Gates

Executive Director

Dr. Susan Wharton Gates has over 30 years’ experience in public policy, first as a budget examiner in the Office of Management and Budget and later at Freddie Mac, where she worked for 19 years, becoming vice president of public policy. Susan is the author of Days of Slaughter: Inside the Fall of Freddie Mac and Why It Could Happen Again (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017) and is an adjunct professor at Virginia Tech.

Susan received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Delaware, a Master of Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh and a PhD in Public Administration from Virginia Tech. She completed the Advanced Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. In May 2023, she completed a Masters of Arts degree in Religion at Reformed Theological Seminary in Washington, DC.

Susan has a passion for the intersection of Christian faith and public policy. As the new Executive director of Faith and Law, she is eager to draw on her background in both public policy and theology.

Susan lives in Vienna, Virginia with her husband of 40 years, Peter, whom she met when she was six years old! They have three adult children and three grandchildren.

Jacque Armentrout

Director of Communications

Jacque Armentrout serves as Faith and Law's Communication Director. Prior to coming to Faith and Law, Jacque worked in development at America World Adoption, creating and implementing their strategic digital fundraising and communication efforts. Jacque also worked at AKQA, leading digital projects for major companies such as USPS and Disney as well as D.C. based startup, Silas Partners, where she managed the design and development of websites and multi-channel marketing campaigns for Christian ministries such as Langham Partnership, Harvest and NRB. Originally from Switzerland, Jacque earned a bachelors degree from Duke University. She lives in Oakton, VA with her husband and three children.

Nicole White

Nicole White serves as Events Coordinator for Faith and Law. Previously, she worked as executive assistant for Congressman Brian Babin (TX-36). In addition to her work on Capitol Hill, Nicole has experience in a congressional district office and in campaign work. She graduated summa cum laude from Pensacola Christian College with a bachelors degree in Political Science. She lives on Capitol Hill with her husband Joey and son Henry.

Savannah Frasier

Mentorship Program Director

Savannah Frasier graduated from Patrick Henry College with a B.A in History and Minor in Biblical Studies. She previously worked as Communications Director for Rep. Doug Lamborn (CO-05) and Rep. Michael Cloud (TX-27). Her experience with Faith & Law as a staffer enriched her time on the Hill both personally and professionally. She currently resides in Alexandria, VA with her husband and two year old son.

Board of Directors

Kiki Bradley, Partner, Chartwell Policy Solutions
Cherie Harder, President, The Trinity Forum
Gabe Neville
John Palafoutas, Chairman of the Board
Mark Rodgers, Principal, The Clapham Group
Andrea McDaniel Smith, Partner, CarterBaldwin Executive Search
Matthew Spalding, Dean, Van Andel Graduate School of Government, Hillsdale College Washington DC Campus
Mark Strand
J. Marc Wheat, General Counsel, Advancing American Freedom
Bill Wichterman, President of the Board

Advisory Board

Barry Black, Chaplain of the U.S. Senate
Joseph Capizzi, Executive Director of the Institute for Human Ecology, the Catholic University of America
The Honorable Steve Daines, U.S. Senate
Robert P. George, Princeton University
Os Guinness, author and social critic
Fr. William Gurnee, St. Joseph’s on Capitol Hill
Rev. Bill Haley, Executive Director, Coracle
The Honorable Mike Johnson, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
The Honorable James Lankford, U.S. Senate
Art Lindsley, Vice President for Theological Initiatives for the Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics
The Honorable Cathy McMorris Rodgers, U.S. House of Representatives (Honorary Member)
Paul McNulty, Co-Founder of Faith and Law and President of Grove City College
Russell Moore, Christianity Today's editor in chief and the director of the Public Theology Project.
Nancy Pearcey, author and professor at Houston Baptist University
The Honorable Joe Pitts, former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
Emmett Price, Dean of Africana Studies, Berklee College of Music
Heather Rice-Minus, Senior Vice President of Advocacy and Mobilization at Prison Fellowship
The Honorable Zach Wamp, former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
George Weigel, Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center
The Honorable Frank Wolf, former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
Jenny Yang

Thanks, finally, for all you all do at Faith & Law. Beyond the thought-provoking content you all provide to staffers and beyond, it’s the hospitality that lends your community power.
Anne Snyder Editor-in-Chief, Comment Magazine
I would absolutely say that F&L has brought a unique display of community and connection to the Hill, along with an invaluable sense of knowledge and experience to young staffers that wouldn’t otherwise be here if it weren’t for F&L.
Hill Staffer
Faith and Law was a bright spot in the dark hours on Capitol Hill. 20 years later, the relationships I built then are still vibrant and a source of light!
Former Leadership Chief of Staff