The Leaders of Faith Foundation
The work among leaders has been taking place for a number of years and with past generations. Many friends throughout the world have been laboring as servants to those in elected office. The Leaders of Faith Foundation was established as a working tool to carry out the mission of discipling leaders. We work with a number of affiliates on Capitol Hill and with state legislators. This non-profit provides the organizational structure and accountability to carry out this mission. The Leaders of Faith Foundation is a registered 501C charitable organization and registered in Pennsylvania through the Department of State as a non-profit.
Our team works towards building into the lives of our leaders eternal and lasting virtues.
Rob Fields, Executive Director and Legislative Chaplain, Pennsylvania
He has served numerous people in public life both locally and internationally over the past fourteen years through the National Prayer Breakfast. He has gained great experience working with an international foundation. He comes with the pastoral experience of more than 13 years in the areas of administrative, senior, and discipleship. He is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary. He has worked in the printing and airline industry in addition to teaching at Wilmington Christian School in Delaware. All these unique roles have shaped and prepared him for this ministry moment.
Rob serves as the Executive Director and is the founder of The Leaders of Faith Foundation. He works with the US Congressional Groups and National Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C. He also works with state legislators groups meeting in the statehouses along with statewide prayer breakfast. Rob is de facto the Chaplain of the PA, DE House, and is much involved in the work in Washington D.C. with members of the House and Senate Prayer Groups.
Jerry Hale, Legislative Chaplain, Delaware and New Jersey
Jerry Hale served 27 years in the Coast Guard, retiring with the rank of Captain. He is a graduate of the Coast Guard Academy and received an MBA from the University of Connecticut. He became a follower of Jesus prior to leaving home for college. There he learned the importance of integrating faith with all areas of life through his association with the Officer’s Christian Fellowship (OCF). He served on the Governing Board of OCF for 16 years. He was a member of the Executive Committee for OCF’s successful $12.5 million capital campaign. After his Coast Guard service Jerry and his wife Kris moved to Philadelphia to accept a position with Farm Journal Media as a financial manager. He has a heart for young people and served the Valley Forge Military Academy and College in various capacities since 2006, most recently serving as Chaplain and Director of Character Development. He has participated in the National Prayer Breakfast on a number of occasions. He also is very involved in the prayer breakfast for Pennsylvania and Valley Forge.
Jerry brings his love for Jesus and his experience in discipleship to the position of Legislative Chaplain for Delaware and New Jersey.
Shaye Dewey, Scheduler for Washington D.C.
Shaye Dewey is currently a student at Northampton Community College, pursuing a degree in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa as well as a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success. She is working at Upper Bucks Wellness, a chiropractic and nutritionist office, as an assistant and scheduler. She has worked with Chic Fil A in Easton, PA. In her free time, Shaye practices modern and contemporary ballet and dance. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her friends and family.
Shaye volunteers with The Leaders of Faith Foundation by scheduling appointments with members of Congress in Washington D.C.
Danielle Vellucci, Scheduler and Assistant
Danielle Vellucci received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a minor in Psychology from Misericordia University in Dallas, Pennsylvania. After graduation, she ventured to New York City to pursue a career in fashion showroom companies assuming many roles including fit modeling and showroom sales. Continuing in her career, she followed her love for travel by working for Lindblad Expeditions, a high-end, international travel company. After finding her soulmate, she got married and moved to Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania where she currently lives with her husband, Marc and three sons, Ian, Evan and Andrew. Other interests include weekly involvement in Bible Study Fellowship, attending Broadway shows, Pilates, and spending time with family and friends in New York City.
Danielle volunteers with the Leaders of Faith Foundation by scheduling appointments for Rob with leaders of the community in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.
Jim Smith, Bookkeeping
Jim Smith spent 37 years in Corporate America for the same manufacturing company. His experience covers various levels in management and leadership. His retirement status allows him to use his life experiences to serve students through his new role of a driving school bus. He also owns and operates a small tax preparation and bookkeeping business serving families and small business finances. His strong commitment to Family, Friends, Co-workers and various roles in church and para-church ministry have been instrumental in preparing him for this role in finances with Leaders of Faith. His desire is to support this important ministry through the use of his gifts of service, prayer, and commitment to group and individual discipleship.
Jim volunteers with The Leaders of Faith Foundation by keeping the financial records.
Dave Jackson, Spiritual Heritage Tours
Dave Jackson, who lives in Nazareth Pa with his wife Tyla, has had a love for American History from an early age. He is most interested in the period in our nation’s history that encompasses the American Civil War and the American Revolution. He is a Civil War and Rev War Reenactor. His passion is re-telling the story of our past through verbal and visual historical interpretation.
Dave believes, along with many others, that God’s Almighty Hand was and is active, influential and sustaining in the formation, organization, and continuation of our America. Dave wishes to provide a ministry that utilizes our common heritage to prove that God moved through the people of the past in the same way that He moves through the people of the present to greatly impact the here and now for His Glory and to provide a spiritual legacy for those in Christ yet to come.