Archbishop Demetrios

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios (Trakatellis), Geron of America and Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate was elected Archbishop of America on August 19, 1999 by the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople and was enthroned on September 18, 1999 at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New York.

Archbishop Dionysius Kawak

His Eminence Mor Dionysius is Archbishop and Patriarchal Vicar of the Syriac Orthodox Archdiocese of the Eastern United States.

Archbishop Vicken Aykazian

The Most Reverend Archbishop Vicken Aykazian is the Diocesan Legate in Washington, D.C., and Ecumenical Director of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America.

Archbishop Angaelos

His Eminence Archbishop Angaelos, who has served as General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom since 1999, was enthroned this year as the first bishop of the new Coptic Orthodox Diocese of London. He is recognised for his extensive advocacy work, and as a result he was conferred the honor of Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Her Majesty The Queen for “services to international religious freedom.”

William Antholis

William J. Antholis serves as Director and CEO of the Miller Center, a nonpartisan affiliate of the University of Virginia that specializes in presidential scholarship, public policy, and political history. He has decades of government, non-profit, and academic experience.

Kristina Arriaga

Kristina Arriaga is the vice chairwoman of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom.

The Hon. B. Theodore Bozonelis

Mr. Bozonelis is national secretary and Executive Committee member of the Order of St. Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. He is vice chairman of the Order's Legal Committee and Chairman of the Order's Patriarchal Properties and Minority Concerns Committee, which assists the Ecumenical Patriarchate on legal issues for the return of confiscated properties and developing a legal status and standing for the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Turkey.

Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Congressman Gus M. Bilirakis is a Republican from Palm Harbor, representing Florida’s 12th Congressional District. He was first elected to Congress on November 7, 2006, and is currently serving his sixth term in the United States House of Representatives.

Senator Ben Cardin

First elected to the Senate in 2006, Senator Cardin currently serves as Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Cardin has a deep interest in foreign affairs and has worked across party lines to further our national security and protect universal human rights. He has fought to ensure that anti-corruption, transparency and respect for human rights are integrated our foreign policy. He has been a commissioner on the U.S. Helsinki Commission since 1993, serving as chairman of the Commission in the 111th and 113th Congress. In 2015, he was named as the Special Representative on Anti-Semitism, Racism, and Intolerance for the 57-nation Organization Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly. He has served as the Ranking Member of the SFRC East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy Subcommittee and previously was the Chairman of the International Development and Foreign Assistance Subcommittee.

V. Rev. Fr. Isaac Crow

Fr. Isaac Crow has served as a priest in the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America for twenty-seven years. He is currently the presiding priest at Ss. Peter and Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church in Potomac, Maryland. He was born in Beirut, Lebanon, the youngest child of an American father and Lebanese mother.

George E. Demacopoulos

Dr. George E. Demacopoulos is Fr. John Meyendorff & Patterson Family Chair of Orthodox Christian Studies at Fordham University. Along with Aristotle Papanikolaou, he is co-founding Director of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center and co-editor of the Journal of Orthodox Christian Studies.

Dr. Andrew J. Ekonomou

Dr. Ekonomou currently serves as senior counsel to both the American Center for Law and Justice in Washington, D.C., and the European Centre for Law and Justice in Strasbourg, France, where he participates in human rights and religious liberties cases in which these institutions are involved worldwide.

Lauren Green

Lauren Green currently serves as Fox News Channel’s (FNC) chief religion correspondent based in the New York bureau. She joined FNC in 1996. Most recently, Green reported live from Rome in 2013 on the election of Pope Francis, as well as on the retirement of Pope Benedict XVI. Additionally, she provided live coverage of the beati cation of Pope John Paul II from Rome in 2011 and Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the United States in 2008.

Sidney H. Griffith

Sidney H. Griffith is Ordinary Professor Emeritus in the Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures in the School of Arts and Sciences at the Catholic University of America, where he earned the doctorate. In 1977 with a thesis entitled, “The Controversial Theology of Theodore Abū Qurrah (c.750-c.820 AD): A Methodological, Comparative Study in Christian Arabic Literature.”

Hank Hanegraaff

Hank Hanegraaff serves as president and chairman of the board of the North Carolina–based Christian Research Institute. He is also host of the nationally syndicated Bible Answer Man radio broadcast, which is heard daily across the United States and Canada—and around the world via the Internet at

Christina Hioureas

Ms. Hioureas is a counsel in Foley Hoag’s International Litigation and Arbitration practice and chair of the United Nations Practice Group. She has experience in international investment treaty claims, international commercial arbitration and litigation, treaty drafting and interpretation, energy law and pricing disputes, international environment laws, and international human rights.

Carl Hollister

Hollister is a member of Chapter 209, Middletown, Ohio. He has served AHEPA in numerous leadership positions, including most recently, supreme secretary and as an executive board member on the AHEPA National Housing Corporation. As supreme president, Hollister’s responsibilities include being the chief executive officer, and principal spokesperson, of the entire AHEPA domain, which includes the United States, Canada, and chapters in Europe.

Nathaniel Hurd

Nathaniel Hurd has been a policy advisor at the Helsinki Commission since October 2014. His portfolio includes international freedom of religion and humanitarian emergencies. Previously, he was senior policy advisor for Conflicts and Disasters at World Vision and held similar positions at the International Rescue Committee and Mercy Corps.

Anna Koulouris

Anna Koulouris, originally from Syracuse, N.Y., is communications advisor and journalist for the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, where she writes articles for various publications, gives lectures to institutions in the Holy Land and abroad, and coordinates projects under the direction of Patriarch Theophilos III.

Senator James Lankford

After serving four years in the U.S. House of Representatives, Lankford was elected to the U.S. Senate to complete an unexpired term on November 4, 2014 and re-elected to a full six-year senate term on November 8, 2016.

Anthony J. Limberakis, M.D.

Anthony J. Limberakis, MD, an Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate since 1987 and a member of the Archon National Council since 1988 and National Commander since 1998, is a practicing radiologist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A 1978 graduate of Duke University School of Medicine, he is president and owner of Bustleton Radiology Associates, Ltd., a leading full service outpatient radiology practice in Philadelphia.

Andrew E. Manatos

Andy Manatos is CEO of Manatos & Manatos, described by The Washington Post as “one of Washington's most powerful lobbying firms.” The firm contributes over one million dollars worth of pro bono work each year for clients and issues they support.

Mike Manatos

Manatos has orchestrated efforts that set numerous records in the policymaking process of the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives and the Executive Branch as he moved clients’ issues forward. Over 27 years of demonstrated integrity and credibility, he has built relationships of trust with policymakers from both political parties.

Johny Messo

Mr. Johny Messo obtained his propaedeutics in Theology at the Evangelical Theological Higher Education in Veenendaal near Utrecht (1999) and his B.A. degree in Hebrew and Aramaic Languages and Cultures from Leiden University (2007). For the past 20 years, he has been actively engaged with the Aramaic (Syriac) Christians and he has worked for different organizations, including the Foundation Study Center Aramea between 2003 and 2008.

Mark L. Movsesian

Professor Mark L. Movsesian is the Frederick A. Whitney Professor and Director of the Center for Law and Religion at St. John’s University, Queens, New York.

Kate Nahapetian

Kate Nahapetian is Executive Director of the Armenian Legal Center for Justice and Human Rights, which ghts to redress human rights violations emanating from the Armenian Genocide. Prior to her posting, she was the Government A airs Director for the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA), where she advocated for Armenian American concerns before members of Congress and the administration and her work included helping coordinate efforts to file amicus briefs for life insurance class actions emanating from the Armenian Genocide.

Gene Policinski

Gene Policinski is chief operating officer of the Newseum Institute, which includes the Religious Freedom Center, the First Amendment Center, and NewseumED.

Reince Priebus

Reince Priebus serves as the president and chief strategist for Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, as well as chairman of the Board of Advisors for Michael Best Strategies LLC, the firm’s government relations and public affairs group.

Dr. Elizabeth Prodromou

Dr. Elizabeth H. Prodromou is Visiting associate professor of conflict resolution at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, Medford, Mass. She is a non-resident fellow at The Hedayah International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism (Abu Dhabi) and a Senior Fellow in National Security and International Policy at the Center for American Progress, Washington, D.C.

Wilbur Ross

Wilbur Ross was sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence as the 39th Secretary of Commerce on February 28, 2017. Secretary Ross is the principal voice of business in the Trump Administration, ensuring that U.S. entre-preneurs and businesses have the tools they need to create jobs and economic opportunity.

Congressman Ed Royce

Now serving his 13th term in Congress, Chairman Royce serves California's 39th Congressional District, which encompasses parts of Orange, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino Counties.

Senator Marco Rubio

Since arriving in the Senate in January 2011, Rubio has fought against the Washington establishment’s big government vision. With assignments on the Special Committee on Aging, the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on Foreign Relations, the Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Rubio is focused on reforming our government and keeping Americans safe.

Rabbi Arthur Schneier

Rabbi Schneier founded the Appeal of Conscience Foundation in 1965, an interfaith coalition of business, religious and foreign policy leaders that promotes religious freedom, human rights, peace and tolerance.

Jay Alan Sekulow

Jay Alan Sekulow is chief counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice and the European Centre for Law and Justice. He is also a member of President Trump's legal team. An accomplished and internationally respected judicial advocate, he has presented oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in numerous cases in the defense of constitutional freedoms, especially those involving religious liberty.

Jordan Sekulow

Jordan Sekulow is the Executive Director of the American Center for Law and Justice and cohost of Jay Sekulow Live, a nationally syndicated radio program providing cutting analysis of today’s political and legal landscape.

Timothy Samuel Shah

Timothy Samuel Shah is research professor of Government at Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion; director for International Research at the Religious Freedom Research Project at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs; and Senior Director of the South and Southeast Asia Action Team with the Religious Freedom Institute, a new non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C.

James C. Skedros

James C. Skedros is the Michael G. and Anastasia Cantonis Professor of Byzantine Studies at Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Brookline, Massachusetts, and currently serves as dean of Holy Cross. He has been on faculty at Holy Cross since 1998.

Samuel Tadros

Samuel Tadros is a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute's Center for Religious Freedom where he researches Middle Eastern politics, Islamist movements and Religious freedom.

Ambassador Patrick N. Theros

Ambassador Patrick Nickolas Theros retired as president of the U.S.-Qatar Business Council in July. He had joined the Council in March 2000 after a 36-year career in the United States Foreign Service. He joined the Foreign Service in 1963.

John Zavitsanos

John Zavitsanos has been a trial lawyer in Texas for over 25 years. He is the managing partner of AZA, one of the premier litigation firms in the country. His peers have repeatedly voted him one of the top 100 lawyers in Texas and one of the Best Lawyers in America.