Nebraska Family Alliance exists to advance Family, Freedom and Life by influencing policy, mobilizing prayer and empowering people.

Our vision is to create a Nebraska where:

Marriages and Families thrive.

Marriages and families are the fundamental building block of all human civilization. To maintain a stable society it is critical that we have strong marriages that provide a safe and healthy environment for children to grow.

Life is cherished and protected.

We support efforts to protect the lives of the unborn and oppose efforts to end the lives of the disabled and elderly. Each human life must also be protected and respected in scientific research.

Religious liberty is affirmed and celebrated.

Our religious liberties are more than just the right to believe what we choose; they are priceless freedoms bought with the lives of countless American citizens.


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.


Executive Director


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 grandchildren that keep her busy, laughing, and young at heart. She enjoys speaking, leading a Ladies Bible Study and mentoring young women.


Policy Director


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.




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. Having her parents and Brian’s parent’s close is a blessing for their whole family. It allows her parents to see their grandchildren grow and her children are able to know and see their grandparents live out their faith.

She is excited to be 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 of influencing policy, mobilizing prayer and empowering people.


Communication Director


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.

Hallie graduated from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in 2012 with degrees in Political Science and Communication Studies. She joined the NFA team shortly thereafter. Her role at NFA is to keep our website and social media up to date, write, edit, copy-edit, and coordinate our mailings.


Administrative Assistant


Rachel graduated from UNL in 2016 with degrees in Political Science and History and joined the NFA team as our Administrative Assistant in 2017. Previously she was a Torchbearer Intern at NFA in 2016 and a Staff Assistant for Senator Ben Sasse.

Rachel is passionate about the work of NFA and the important role it plays in Nebraska’s state politics and social issues. Her relationship with the Lord influences every area of her life and she is very blessed to be working at a Christian organization. Rachel enjoys reading, watching history documentaries, and spending time with family and friends.

Nebraska Family Alliance is a non-profit 501(c)3 research and educational organization committed to strengthening the family. NFA is the only state-based family policy council in Nebraska and is associated with Family Policy Alliance.

Nebraska Family Alliance is a non-profit 501(c)3 research and educational organization committed to strengthening the family. NFA is the only state-based family policy council in Nebraska and is associated with Family Policy Alliance.

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