I own and operate a consulting firm, The Relay Group, for people and organizations working for political reform and the common good.

I am not very ideological, nor am I a fan of the two-party system. I critique republicans and democrats. i strive for justice and equity, not moderation or centrism for their own sake. I forge coalitions. I build consensus. I listen. I help people and groups achieve their goals by showing them where victory can be won, and how to find hearts and minds that can be changed.

Political consulting for:

  • Independent candidates and organizations

  • The Independent movement

  • Third-party candidates and organizations

  • Pro-life Democrats

  • #NeverTrump Republicans

  • Connecting faith and values to electoral reform

  • Anyone who wants to weaken or break the two party system

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Explaining faith to politicos:

  • Candidates' faith background and influences

  • Parties' and candidates' faith outreach efforts

  • Demographic data and trends

  • Religious leaders' statements and activism

  • Conflicts between candidate/party positions and church teaching

Helping people in religious, business, or political orgs understand:

  • Denominations and denominational conflict

  • Religious coalitions

  • Political attitudes and behaviors of clergy

  • Religion and media

  • Media and politics

  • Public opinion

  • Religious interest groups

  • History of and theological foundations for Christian political engagement

  • Catholic social teaching

  • The promise and perils of partisanship

  • Church and state issues

  • The contested meanings of religious freedom

  • Single-issue talks on the religious politics of: Immigration reform, income and wealth inequality, abortion, criminal justice reform, capital punishment, gay rights & religious liberty, etc.


  • E.J. Dionne, Washington Post columnist and Brookings Institution Senior Fellow

  • Rev. Jim Wallis, President and Founder of Sojourners

  • Jim Winkler, President and General Secretary of the National Council of Churches

  • Dawn Barlow, M.D., 2018 Democratic candidate for Congress in TN-6

  • Marty Grohman, 2018 Independent candidate for Congress in ME-1

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