Capitol Conversations Episodes

With Congress in August recess, we take a break from our usual policy focused conversations to bring you interviews with leaders we admire who are shaping the world of Christian political engagement. This week, Chelsea Patterson Sobolik sits down with Jennifer Marshall Patterson of The Heritage Foundation and Reformed Theological Seminary.  

Guest Biography

Jennifer Marshall Patterson is a senior visiting fellow in the Institute of Family, Community and Opportunity at The Heritage Foundation and a visiting lecturer and director of the Institute of Theology and Public Life at Reformed Theological Seminary in Washington. Previously, she served as a vice president of The Heritage Foundation. She has spoken at national and international forums, including many ERLC conferences, testified before Congress, authored the book Now and Not Yet: Making Sense of Single Life in the Twenty-First Century, and appeared on numerous radio and television shows. Marshall is pursuing doctoral studies at The Catholic University of America in moral theology and ethics. She holds masters degrees in religion from Reformed Theological Seminary and in statecraft and world politics from the Institute of World Politics and a bachelor’s degree in French and from Wheaton College.

Resources from the Conversation

Last week’s episode: August Profiles: Justin Giboney on Christian compassion and conviction in politics


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Chelsea Patterson Sobolik

Chelsea Patterson Sobolik serves as a Policy Director in the Washington, D.C. office of the ERLC. Previously, she worked in the U.S. House of Representatives on pro-life policies, domestic and international religious freedom, adoption, and foster care issues. Chelsea is the author of Longing for Motherhood - Holding onto Hope … Read More

Jeff Pickering

Jeff Pickering serves as Policy Communications Director in the Washington, D.C., office. In this role, he hosts the weekly Capitol Conversations podcast, develops communications strategy, and connects journalists with the organization’s policy work. He also serves as the mentor and director of the D.C. internship program. Jeff previously served in … Read More


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