Evangelicals tap new lobbyist for Washington

National Association of Evangelicals picks Galen Carey
America’s largest evangelical umbrella group has tapped a veteran expert on refugee resettlement and international relief efforts as its new top lobbyist in Washington, D.C.

Galen Carey, 53, will serve as director of government affairs for the National Association ofEvangelicals, succeeding Richard Cizik, who resigned last December under pressure. Cizik, a longtime lobbyist for the NAE, angered some evangelicals with his outspokenness on the environment and, finally, by seeming to signal support for same-sex civil unions in a National Public Radio interview.

Carey has worked for more than 25 years with World Relief, the NAE’s humanitarian relief agency. He assumes the NAE post on August 1.

NAE president Leith Anderson, a Minnesota megachurch pastor, said Carey has “experience in areas that are of special importance” to the organization, which represents more than 40 evangelical denominations and ministries.


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