Meet Chelsea

I joined Fetzer after spending the last three years as the director of Sacred Sector and Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance at the Center for Public Justice (CPJ) in Washington, DC. I also served as the director of strategic engagement for the Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance from 2015-17, and as acting CEO for the Center for Public Justice during summer 2020. Prior to my work at the Center for Public Justice, I worked as the learning director for Maryland Nonprofits, as well as the manager of education and development for the National Association of Consumer Advocates.

My career has focused on nonprofit policy, democracy, and civic engagement, and my faith informs my work. I am a contributing writer for Religion Unplugged and contributing author to Breaking Ground: Chartering Our Future in a Pandemic Year and The Routledge Handbook for Religious Literacy, Pluralism and Global Engagement. I am also an experienced facilitator, speaker, and teacher, having led numerous conference sessions and having taught a nonprofit management course at Pepperdine University. I continue to serve as a fellow with CPJ and currently serve on the boards of First Amendment Voice and Young Leaders Institute.

I enjoy spending free time making yummy vegan food and exploring nature trails with my husband, Josh, and our baby, Benjamin.