Faith Steps


Faith Steps encourages and equips persons of faith to engage in public policy as a way to advance God's kingdom principles in our nation and to lead individuals toward a relationship with Him through faith in Jesus Christ.



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Jonathan Imbody

Jonathan Imbody has participated in over 40 White House meetings and events, including making presentations to the President's Domestic Policy Council--on healthcare conscience freedom and also on human trafficking. He has provided counsel to several presidential campaigns and has assisted White House Personnel and transition officials in identifying candidates for top administration appointments in healthcare.

He has participated in myriad meetings with members of the President's Cabinet, agency heads, U.S. Senators and Representatives, top officials at the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS), the U.S. Dept. of State, the U.S. Dept. of Justice, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the White House faith-based offices. Both HHS and USAID enlisted Jonathan's services in developing their strategic planning programs.

Jonathan Imbody has testified on euthanasia and assisted suicide before a U.S. Senate committee. He developed and oversaw national polling on healthcare and conscience issues, through Kellyanne Conway's Polling, Inc. company.

Jonathan helped build the Christian Medical & Dental Associations from a small organization of around 5,000 members disengaged from public policy to a 20,000-member organization fully engaged in public policy at national and state levels. He launched and headed the CMDA Washington, DC federal public policy office as Vice President for Government Relations. Prior to that, he served in the Bristol, TN home office as Director of Advancement, creating and overseeing programs in membership, marketing, communications, media relations and public policy.

He also founded and directed the Freedom2Care healthcare coalition on freedom of faith, conscience, and speech--organizing a coalition of over 50 organizations and creating and building a constituency base of over 30,000.

A veteran writer of over four decades, Jonathan has published over 100 commentaries in The Washington Post, USA Today, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Sun-Times and many other national publications.


He also has authored Faith Steps, which encourages and equips Christians to engage in public policy issues, and Walking on Water, a devotional on the deeper Christian life. World magazine featured his essay summarizing the major medical accomplishments and challenges of the past millennium. He has also written numerous magazine articles, marketing materials and educational curricula.

Jonathan has served previously as a writer for Franklin Graham at Samaritan's Purse in Boone, NC; as Executive Director of Advancement for Nyack College and Alliance Theological Seminary in New York; and as Director of Public Relations for the Center on National Labor Policy in Washington, DC.

Jonathan received his bachelor's degree in journalism and speech communications from the Pennsylvania State University, a master's degree from Penn State in counseling and education and a certificate in biblical and theological studies from the Alliance Theological Seminary in New York. His wife Amy founded the Center for Redemptive Education. Jonathan and Amy have four grown children and five grandchildren.

Contact: JI@FaithSteps.Net

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Jonathan's book Faith Steps equips people of faith with the reasons and tools to engage in public policy.

Watch video: Jonathan outlines the principles of his book, Faith Steps, at the Family Research Council in Washington, DC.

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Jonathan's four decades of experience in government relations and communications includes over 40 meetings at the White House. The photo above is from a West Wing event on sanctity of life issues, with President George W. Bush and then-Senator Sam Brownback (left).


While many consultants specialize in one branch of the government (typically Congress), Jonathan's breadth of experience includes each branch--legislative, executive and judicial--including many meetings with Cabinet members, agency heads and presidential appointees. Shown here is a closed-door strategy meeting on foreign aid policy and faith-based organizations, with USAID Administrator Mark Green.

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While many issues that Jonathan has advocated for, such as sanctity of life, healthcare reform and religious freedom, draw sharp political contrasts, several issues such as human trafficking and AIDS have enjoyed bipartisan support. Shown here is a White House meeting Jonathan attended on the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

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