President Emeritus

Tom Minnery is president emeritus of Family Policy Alliance. In 2016, he launched the Statesmen Academy, and continues to serve as an Academy lecturer. He was senior vice president of public policy for Focus on the Family for 26 years. He is a founding board member for 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 Family Policy Alliance, 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 children and six grandchildren.