Chief of Staff
Sonja Swiatkiewicz serves as Chief of Staff at Family Policy Alliance. Sonja is responsible for equipping President Craig DeRoche to be successful in his role, especially while he’s traveling to meet with ministry partners and to strengthen and expand the alliance; serving the Board of Directors and as corporate secretary; and overseeing ministry operations in the Colorado Springs office.
On a day-to-day basis, Sonja oversees the direct marketing efforts—including mail, digital and telemarketing—for Family Policy Alliance and its sister ministry, Family Policy Foundation.
Sonja has served in various roles at Family Policy Alliance (formerly CitizenLink and Focus on the Family Action) and since she first joined the Public Policy Division at Focus on the Family in 2001. Her past work has included grassroots lobbying and legal compliance on state and federal legislation and ballot issues; public relations and on-site media management for pro-family issues and conferences, including preparing Dr. James Dobson for policy interviews on shows such as “Larry King Live,” “Hannity & Colmes” and the Focus on the Family radio broadcast; preparing strategic plans and managing multi-million dollar divisional budgets; and directing marketing efforts.
Sonja graduated from Grove City College with a B.A. in Political Science and considers herself blessed to work in the field of policy and politics—for a nation where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive and life is cherished. She and her husband live in Colorado Springs, where they enjoy hiking and snowshoeing. They also love spending time with their seven nieces and nephews.