President Obama named 15 people to what will be a 25-person Council for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. The new group will advise the administration on government spending for faith-based groups.
Judith N. Vredenburgh, chief executive, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Rabbi David Saperstein, director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
The Rev. Frank S. Page, president emeritus, Southern Baptist Convention
The Rev. Larry Snyder, president, Catholic Charities USA
The Rev. Otis Moss Jr., pastor emeritus, Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in Cleveland
Eboo Patel, founder and executive director, Interfaith Youth Core
Fred Davie, president, Public/Private Ventures
The Rev. William J. Shaw, president, National Baptist Convention
Melissa Rogers, director, Center for Religion and Public Affairs at Wake Forest University's School of Divinity
The Rev. Joel C. Hunter, senior pastor, Northland Church in Longwood, Fla.
Arturo Chávez, president, Mexican American Catholic College
The Rev. Jim Wallis, chief executive, Sojourners
Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, African Methodist Episcopal Church
Diane Baillargeon, chief executive, Seedco
Richard Stearns, president, World Vision