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Jewels for Julie

To say that Julie is a jewel is more than just a fun word alliteration.

Julie Lynde has selflessly served the Family of Believers as Policy Director of Family Policy Alliance of Idaho (formerly Cornerstone) for over 20 years at the Boise Capitol. In her role, she has been building relationships with, and persuading state legislators to, stand for the foundational issues of life, family, marriage and parental rights with much success.

Julie has recently decided to put up her lobbying spurs and now serve her most important family—her children, grandchildren and extended family. We stand proudly with Julie in this important next assignment and thank her beyond words for her sacrificial service to Idahoans and her beloved nation.

Julie daily approached her role as a true servant; advising legislators on the critical issues affecting the family, praying with them for wisdom when pressure mounted; serving those new to office with sage advice and recruiting Christian legislators to participate in the Family Policy Foundation Statesmen Academy.

She especially served those who oppose our values not by backing down but rather, with grace and truth.  In one memorable instance, when confronted and outnumbered by heated abortion activists, Julie diffused the situation to the amazement of an onlooking reporter which ended with hugs.

That’s the heart of Julie and she will be missed by us all.  Her warm and winsome spirit, her stand for Truth and her passion for the family has set a high standard for our next leader. We will especially miss her fun and light-hearted fellowship and her inspiration to our movement.

While Julie’s shoes will be tough to fill, in the months ahead, Family Policy Alliance will be conducting a search to find God’s person for this essential role. With Julie’s departure, we will be doing what we always do… having our attorneys prep for the next Idaho legislative session, working with pro-family legislators on strategy, messaging and training, and advocating for social conservative leaders in this critical next election. In other words, the work of Family Policy Alliance of Idaho carries on—because we are family and we are for Idaho families.

If you would like to send some jewels of appreciation to Julie for the amazing stand she has taken for your family over these many years, please do so by emailing idaho@familypolicyalliance.com, and we will be sure to pass them along.  Yet we know for sure, the jewels the Lord has crafted for Julie’s crown will far exceed anything we can ever conceive.

Standing for the family of believers in Idaho,

Paul Weber
President & CEO