Eric Sapp is a founding partner of the Eleison Group, the main political consulting group working with Democrats and the progressive faith community on outreach and communication to faith and values voters. He also serves as communication director at the American Values Network. Prior to founding Eleison, Eric was Senior Partner at Common Good Strategies (CGS), a firm that received significant national attention following the ’06 election cycle for its groundbreaking faith outreach and messaging work for the DSCC, US Senators Casey and Brown, Governors Strickland, Granholm, and Sebelius, Rep. Shuler, and the Michigan, Kansas, and Oregon state Democratic Parties.<br />
Before joining CGS, Eric worked as a legislative aid for Representative David Price and Senator Edward Kennedy on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. He was born in Durham, NC and grew up in south Florida. He graduated with honors from Davidson College and received a Master of Divinity and a Master of Public Policy from Duke University. Eric has served for five years in the parish as a youth pastor and director of Christian Education and currently serves as an elder in his church. He now lives in northern VA with his wife and high school sweetheart, Julie.