Would you pray for the Nebraska Family Alliance team? Pray that we will continue to be a beacon of light, declaring the hope and truth of Jesus Christ as we stand for justice and strengthen families in Nebraska.
Karen owned a small business in Lincoln, Nebraska for 25 years and brought her business management skills to the Nebraska Family Alliance Team in 2001. NFA is the state affiliate to Family Policy Alliance which is the Focus on the Family’s policy wing.
After serving as the Outreach Director for 15 years, Karen became the Executive Director of Nebraska following a search by the Board of Directors. Karen’s experience at the Capitol and her passion to see a state where God is honored, religious liberty flourishes, families thrive, and life is protected positions her to provide strategic leadership to the NFA Team.
Karen established NFA’s Intercessory Prayer Network that is now the NFA E-Network informing Nebraskans on key issues that impact the state reaching over 2,500 people in 200+ Nebraska communities. She serves as the State Coordinator for the National Day of Prayer and provides leadership for Prayer Place a 24/7 Prayer Center located near the Capitol inside the NFA facility.
Karen has two adult sons, a daughter-in-law, and four grandkids that keep her busy, laughing, and young at heart. She enjoys speaking, leading a Ladies Bible Study and mentoring young women.
Nate graduated from Colorado Christian University in December, 2015 with degrees in business administration and political science. Prior to becoming the research and policy analyst at NFA, Nate was an associate producer for the nationally broadcast Hugh Hewitt Show, a program and policy analyst at the Centennial Institute, and has worked on various political campaigns.
Nate recently authored and published a book on religious liberty, “Would the Pilgrims Still Come to America Today?: The Deteriorating State of Religious Liberty in America,” which includes a foreword by Lt. Col. Allen West. In addition to politics, policy, and writing, Nate enjoys sports, hiking, and spending time with his wife, Brenna.
Hallie graduated from UNL in 2012 with degrees in Political Science and Communication Studies and joined the NFA team shortly thereafter. Her role at NFA is to edit and produce our daily radio programs, keep our website and social media up to date and help with writing projects.
Hallie is passionate about political philosophy and finding effective ways to communicate difficult issues in the public square. Her faith in Christ affects every aspect of her life. Hallie likes to appreciate the little things: bike rides in the fall, sipping a cup of coffee on the porch, running with friends, competing in the occasional triathlon, and spending time with her husband, Phil.
Margaret earned her BAE from Wayne State College and served as a secondary mathematics educator and coach. She has also served the Lincoln community as a high school administrator as well as a firefighter and paramedic.
Recently, Margaret developed a heart for missions. She has participated in six missions trips to Siberia, Ukraine, and Moldova and engages in language study. She is passionate about prayer, preserving healthy family systems and empowering people to achieve their full potential.
Margaret’s interests are Bible study, photography, walking and hiking in the mountains. She enjoys time with family and friends, volunteer work, movies, and games. Margaret is joining the NFA team with a heart full of love and hands that are willing to do whatever is necessary.
Dawn graduated from UNL in 1997 with a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. She has worked in public accounting and as a Certified Internal Auditor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She also serves as the Treasurer and Financial Secretary at Southview Baptist Church.
Being blessed with husband Brian and four wonderful children, Dawn enjoys the quiet moments in the morning to hear from God, fitness classes at the gym, reading, cheering on her children in their activities, leading in Awanas and her Precepts Sunday School class where she is learning what God’s word has to say for herself. Having her parents and Brian’s parent’s close is such a blessing to see her children grow up knowing and seeing their grandparents live out their faith.
She is excited to become part of the team at NFA where it truly is a team, focused on God and serving together in a Christ-like way. She feels blessed to be able to help NFA with the important work they are doing.