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Christopher LaTondresse

Advisor, USAID's Center For Faith Based and Community Initiatives; Founder, <a href="http://www.recoveringevangelical.com/" target="_hplink">Recovering Evangelical</a>

Chris LaTondresse (twitter: @latondresse) is the founder of <a href="http://www.recoveringevangelical.com/" target="_hplink">Recovering Evangelical</a>, an online movement of next-generation Christians. He also serves as an Advisor at USAID's Center for Faith Based and Community Initiatives. <br /> <br /> Raised in the former Soviet Union as the son of American missionary parents, LaTondresse spent his young-adult years serving at summer bible camps, suburban mega-churches and working in politics for a <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_F._Doyle" target="_hplink">Democratic Member of Congress</a> and for the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Pawlenty" target="_hplink">Republican Governor of Minnesota</a>. These experiences provided him with a global outlook matched with a commitment to the idea that <a href="http://www.sojo.net/action/alerts/sojourners_petition.pdf" target="_hplink">God is not a Republican or a Democrat</a>.<br /> <br /> Before launching Recovering Evangelical, LaTondresse served as the Special Assistant to Jim Wallis, founder of <em><a href="http://www.sojo.net/" target="_hplink">Sojourners Magazine</a></em>, followed by a tenure as the U.S. Director of <a href="http://www.questscope.org/" target="_hplink">Questscope</a>, a Middle East NGO pioneering education reform and youth empowerment strategies across the Arab world.

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