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 Smithberger, Scheduler for Washington D.C.
Shaye Dewey is currently working at Life Action Ministries in Buchanan, MI. She is recently married to Mark Smithberger. 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.
Bonnie Fields, Hospitality and Office Support
Bonnie Fields is seen as an exceptional encourager and hostess to guest. She is also the amazing wife to Rob Fields. Her experience has been 30 years of teaching and the past 15 years with Bethlehem Christian School in First Grade. She loves being a Nana, mom, wife, and friend to many. She enjoys having friends over to stamp cards through Stampin Up. She is a great addition to the Leaders of Faith team of making disciples of Christ.
Bonnie volunteers with the Leaders of Faith Foundation through hospitality and office support.
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.