Tim Goeglein has promoted Christian values in politics for nearly three decades, from Indiana to the White House. Formerly a top aide to then-President George W. Bush, Goeglein is currently the vice president of external relations at Focus on the Family, a Christian ministry and nonprofit organization, in addition to serving as senior fellow at The King’s College.
Goeglein served as the special assistant to President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2008, following his service in Bush’s first presidential campaign. As deputy director of the White House Office of Public Liaison, Goeglein was responsible for outreach to faith-based groups, veterans’ organizations, conservative think tanks, and more. He also played an integral role in the nominations of two conservative Supreme Court justices: Samuel Alito and John G. Roberts. Moreover, Goeglein advanced Bush’s brand of “compassionate conservatism” by helping to establish the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.
In 2011, Goeglein wrote a memoir of his experiences with the Bush administration, entitled The Man in the Middle: An Inside Account of Faith and Politics in the George W. Bush Era. Goeglein’s book has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered.
Goeglein studied at Indiana University’s Ernie Pyle School of Journalism, where he was the Richard Gray Fellow in his senior year. During this time, Goeglein produced his own radio show broadcast to 28 states. He also interned for NBC News, and was hired as a producer for the local NBC affiliate after graduation.
Goeglein holds honorary degrees from Faith Evangelical College and Seminary in Tacoma, Wash., and from Concordia University in New York. He is the secretary of the Coalitions for America Board as well as a member of the board of the Young America’s Foundation, which owns and operates the Ronald Reagan Ranch in Santa Barbara, Calif. Previously, Goeglein was on the board of the American Conservative Union Foundation, the organization that hosts the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
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