Craig DeRoche with his family
The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in Him. Psalm 37:23
Today I have the privilege of sharing exciting news with you — Family Policy Alliance has a new President & CEO! Before I introduce you to our new leader, Craig DeRoche, I want to share with you how clearly God’s hand guided the process of finding His choice for this role.
After former President and CEO Paul Weber decided that his time with Family Policy Alliance® was coming to an end, a search committee was formed with representatives from the Board, from the FPA team, and from our friends in the state family policy councils. The Board and team began praying earnestly for God to lead the right man or woman to Family Policy Alliance.
The search committee began an intensive process, in collaboration with a search firm that specializes in working with ministries, to pray over and vet dozens of exemplary candidates. In the end, the search committee unanimously recommended Craig DeRoche to our Board.
Now today, I am so pleased to announce the Board’s unanimous decision to name Craig DeRoche as the next CEO for Family Policy Alliance. Recognizing the vital importance of events occurring in God’s kingdom, we sought and believe we received His guidance for the right person to lead FPA. Craig has deep experience in public policy and over a decade of experience bringing coalitions together to advocate for our justice system to reflect godly principles. Most importantly, he is a man whose life and family have been transformed by Jesus Christ.
We are deeply grateful for Paul Weber’s leadership and years of sacrificial service with this ministry, and we know he will continue to support us through this transition and to lift us all up in prayer.
Paul Weber shared his full confidence in Craig and the team:
I am so grateful for my time leading the amazing FPA team and engaging our faithful ministry partners—it’s been the honor of a lifetime. Meeting Craig and knowing of his past experience, along with the servant-hearted team built over these past 8 years, I have full confidence that FPA will only build and grow on the foundation we have established—by God’s grace.
Craig comes to Family Policy Alliance after serving as president of Justice Fellowship, a ministry founded by Chuck Colson. For almost a decade, he focused on advancing the value of life through second chances, and redemption for those in America’s justice system. Craig speaks to this personally in his book, Highly Functional, in which he shares his fall into and triumph over addiction through surrender to Jesus Christ. Craig served on the Charles Colson Task Force on federal prison reform that was created by Congress, and he worked personally on this issue with the three most recent U.S. Presidents.
Craig has nearly 30 years of experience advancing the dignity and worth of all human life, religious freedom, and family values in public policy—including having served as Speaker of the House in the Michigan legislature. Craig lives in Michigan with his wife, three daughters, and dog named Remington.
Welcome, Craig, to the Family Policy Alliance team!
After advocating for biblical principles in our nation’s justice system for many years, my heart is to advocate for strong families—because strong families are the best way to prevent lives from ending up in the justice system in the first place. God’s design for the family is the most loving, most prolife, safest, and best catalyst for success for children in the world. God led me to Family Policy Alliance where we are ready, by His grace, to make an even greater impact for families, life and religious freedom in our nation. —Craig DeRoche
Please take a moment to watch this 3-minute video to hear from Family Policy Alliance President & CEO Craig DeRoche as he shares a bit about himself and the vision the Lord has given him to lead Family Policy Alliance forward.
We know you have faithfully been part of the Family Policy Alliance team through your prayers, giving, and taking time to contact your elected leaders through our Action Center. So we hope you will continue your gracious participation and join us in welcoming Craig and praying for God’s hand to be upon him as he takes this new leadership role with FPA.
We are so thankful the Lord has brought Craig to Family Policy Alliance, and can’t wait to work with him on your behalf – and for a nation where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive and life is cherished!
Standing for the family of believers,
General Patrick Caruana
Chairman, Board of Directors for Family Policy Alliance