Michael Wear, one of the youngest White House staffers in American history, is a leading expert and strategist at the intersection of faith, politics and American public life. Michael directed faith outreach for President Obama’s historic 2012 re-election campaign. He also served in the White House faith-based initiative during President Obama’s first term, where he helped manage The White House’s engagement on religious and values issues, including adoption and anti-human trafficking efforts.
Michael is the author of Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America. He also writes for The Atlantic, Christianity Today, USA Today, Relevant Magazine and other publications on faith, politics and culture. He serves on the national board of Bethany Christian Services, the largest adoption agency in the USA, and holds an honorary position at the University of Birmingham’s Cadbury Center for the Public Understanding of Religion.
Michael will be in conversation with BWB’s Stephanie Biden, and will share a few lessons for successful faith-based partnerships in the 21st century, as well as taking questions from those attending.