Christopher Hale, Executive Director
Christopher Hale is the executive director of Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good and the co-founder of Millennial. At 27, he is one of the youngest executive directors of a national Catholic nonprofit in the United States.
Christopher has dedicated his career to the gritty intersection of faith and politics and the reconciliation among people of all political and religious stripes in the pursuit of the common good. In the same month, he has been derided as a "radical right winger" and a "lapdog for liberals" by two different national commentators, a strong sign that he's willing to go beyond stale partisan labels to promote the social mission of the Catholic Church in public life.
A columnist for TIME on faith and politics, he and his work have appeared on CNN, MSNBC and FOX News, and in The New York Times, The Washington Post and USA Today among other publications. In his media work, he has spoken and interviewed the top Catholic politicians in the United States, including Joseph Biden, John Boehner, Paul Ryan, and Nancy Pelosi.
A strong advocate for the politics of inclusion in public life, Christopher has advised and lobbied some of the top elected officials in the United States, including the President, Vice President, and Speaker of the House. He has also led and participated in the creation of several amicus curiae briefs filed in the Supreme Court.
A White House alumnus, he helped lead national Catholic outreach for President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign.
His first book Rebuild God's House: Pope Francis's Challenge to American Catholics is due out later this year.
Stephen Seufert, National Project Manager
Stephen Seufert is the national project manager for Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, a position has has served in since 2015. Since 2014, he also has served as the state director of Keystone Catholics, CACG's social justice advocacy organization in Pennsylvania dedicated to promoting the common good.
A noted politico and organizer in Pennsylvania politics, Stephen and and his work have appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, Busted Halo, and Sojourners among other publications.
Laura Morrisey, Operations Manger
Laura is the operation manager for Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good. A Texas native, Laura brings to the organization decades of operations and management experience in both for-profit and non-profit realms. A passionate defender of creation and animals, Laura's work is the glue that keeps the trains running on time at our organization.
Dr. Jennifer Heipp, Development Director
Dr. Jennifer Heipp is the development director for Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good. A scholar in sociocultural anthropology, Dr. Heipp's research areas include parenting and teenage pregnancy, neoliberal politics, non-profit culture, approaches to social problems, American politics, and gender, race, and adolescent studies.
Dr. Heipp worked in previous positions for CACG from 2014-2015. She and her work have appeared in Busted Halo, Millennial, and other publications.
Robert Christian, Editor of Millennial
Robert Christian is the editor of Millennial, a stand alone digital publication sponsored by Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good. He has served in this position since 2012. Robert is a PhD candidate in politics at the Catholic University of America and a graduate fellow at the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies. He also serves as a senior fellow at Democrats for Life of America.
A noted commentator and scholar on faith in public life, he and his work have appeared in TIME, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, among other publications.
Dr. Arthur Fitzmaurice, Senior Fellow
Dr. Arthur Fitzmaurice is a noted voice, scholar, and advocate for LGBT Catholics in the United States. Dr. Fitzmaurice concurrently serves as an officer for the Centers for Disease Control. In both roles, he combines his passion for people with his talents for analytical and critical thinking. Dr. Fitzmaurice has a particular interest in empowering marginalized and excluded populations to participate in public and ecclesial life.
Dr. Fitzmaurice also serves as the resource director for the Catholic Association for Lesbian and Gay Ministry. He and his work have appeared in America Magazine, National Catholic Reporter, and other noted national publications.