For the Media

Our Family Policy Alliance spokespeople provide a timely, critical analysis of the most important cultural and policy issues of the day.

They’re readily available to the media for interviews by contacting our public relations team. Skype and satellite uplink interviews are available thanks to our in-house studios.

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Contact Info: If you are a member of the media and would like to schedule an interview with one of our experts, please call: 719-278-4400

Our Spokespeople

Paul Weber
President & CEO

2015-10-02_PaulPaul Weber serves as president and chief executive officer at Family Policy Alliance. Paul is responsible for aligning the organization’s strategy and staff with its vision and mission, including strengthening an alliance of nearly 40 state-based family policy organizations. Family Policy Alliance also trains and disciples statesmen, advances pro-family public policy and gives voice to biblical citizens.

Prior to serving here, Paul served as an executive with Alliance Defending Freedom for nearly 14 years. During his tenure with ADF, Paul held a variety of roles on the executive team and oversaw the revenue growth, which exceeded $40M annually.

Prior to ADF, Paul worked in the engineering and construction industries, as well as in hospitality and food-service management, having run and launched restaurants for Stouffer’s Restaurant Company. Paul also served as president of a five-company technology consortium, working in alliance to advance common communications and marketing objectives.

Paul attended Kent State University in Ohio, where he graduated with a management degree and obtained his private pilot’s license. He has also studied graduate and executive level courses at New Jersey Institute of Technology, Harvard Business School, Stanford Business School and Indiana University School of Fundraising. He is currently enrolled at Phoenix Seminary, where he is pursuing a diploma in biblical studies.

Paul has also held a variety of leadership roles within his church and local community and has travelled extensively throughout India, Africa, Europe and the United States.

Paul and his wife Lois are the proud parents of four young men – two of whom are veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and all of which are Eagle Scouts – and a precious pre-teen daughter.

Tom Minnery
President Emeritus

Tom_MinneryTom Minnery is president emeritus of Family Policy Alliance, and works part-time as the director of the Statesmen Academy project. He’s also been senior vice president of public policy for Focus on the Family for 26 years. And he serves as vice chairman of the board of the Alliance Defending Freedom, a national organization devoted to the legal strategy, training and funding of court cases involving pro-life, religious-freedom and family-values issues.

Prior to coming to Focus on the Family and CitizenLink, Minnery was senior editor at Christianity Today magazine. He also worked as a Capitol Hill correspondent and was a manager in the Washington bureau of Gannett Newspapers.

Minnery has a bachelor of science in journalism from Ohio University and master of arts in religion from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author of the book Why You Can’t Stay Silent, published by Tyndale House (2002). He and his wife Deb have three grown children and six grandchildren.

Stuart Shepard
Executive Producer, Creative Communications

Stuart-2012Stuart Shepard creates engaging content to win people to a point of view. His web videos have collected millions of views. He’s perhaps best known for his Stoplight® commentaries that have drawn the attention of CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and every major newspaper in the country.

MSNBC declared him the “Worst Person in the World.” Bill O’Reilly named him a “Patriot” on Fox News.

Previously, Stuart hosted CitizenLink radio, Family News in Focus radio, and watched over the teams that produced those programs, our websites, our social media offerings, and email blasts.

Prior to coming to Focus on the Family in 1999, he was chief meteorologist at WLEX-TV in Lexington, Kentucky. He held the American Meteorological Society seal of approval. During his 14 years in the Bluegrass state, he created weekly features on children in the Special Needs Adoption Program, co-hosted the Children’s Miracle Network Telethon, and also served as a weekend minister for a country church. The governor honored him as a Kentucky Colonel.

He’s a graduate and distinguished alumnus of Kentucky Christian University and has served on its board. He’s a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, where he majored in broadcasting. He also earned a certificate in broadcast meteorology from Mississippi State University.