Cherie Harder serves as President of the Trinity Forum. Prior to joining the Trinity Forum in 2008, Ms. Harder served in the White House as Special Assistant to the President and Director of Policy and Projects for First Lady Laura Bush.
Earlier in her career she served as Policy Advisor to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, advising the Leader on domestic social issues and serving as liaison and outreach director to outside groups. From 2001 to 2005, she was Senior Counselor to the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), where she helped the Chairman design and launch the We the People initiative to enhance the teaching, study, and understanding of American history.
She holds an Honors B.A. (magna cum laude) in government from Harvard University and a post-graduate diploma in literature from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, where she was a Rotary Scholar. She serves on the board of the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution and Faith and Law, is a past board member of Gordon College and the C.S. Lewis Institute, and has served on the advisory council of the Democracy Fund and the advisory board of the National Museum of American Religion.
This program is made possible by "The Lincoln Program in Applied Ethics" funded by the David and Joan Lincoln Family Fund for Applied Ethics and the Dr. William N. Jackson Religious Initiative Fund and the Lois Raynow Department of Religion Fund.