Chris LaTondresse leverages his talents as a communicator, connector, and strategist to help world-changing organizations—from Minnesota to the Mississippi Delta, from East Africa to Eastern Europe to the Middle East—connect the dots between youth culture, faith-inspired activism, and advancing the common good.
LaTondresse currently serves as senior advisor at USAID’s Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, and is the founder of Recovering Evangelical, a movement of Millennial-generation Christians (book forthcoming from Thomas Nelson Publishers in 2013). Before this, he served as the special assistant to Jim Wallis, CEO of Sojourners, followed by a tenure as the U.S. director of Questscope—based in Amman, Jordan—working alongside thousands of Arab youth across the Middle East at a time of massive social upheaval and political unrest.
Raised in the former Soviet Union as the son of American missionary parents, LaTondresse spent his college years working in politics for a Democratic member of Congress and for a Republican governor—providing him with a global outlook and a commitment to the idea that God is not a Republican or a Democrat.
LaTondresse has been interviewed by CNN, ABC, and Fox News. He frequently blogs at Huffington Post, CNN Belief Blog, and the God’s Politics blog, and his work has also appeared in RELEVANT magazine.