Rachel Schmidt

Communications Associate

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Rachel, originally from Canton, OH, is our 2015-2016 Communications Associate, and she is set to use her theological and communication skills for the policy priorities of NETWORK Lobby. It has been an ambition of hers to work in our nation’s capital and is grateful to continue her justice-centered career in DC. Before joining NETWORK, Rachel administered grants as the Director for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development to organizations contributing to economic and social justice in the Diocese of Cleveland. Rachel earned a B.A. in Theology from Walsh University and an M.A.

Joe Ward

Communications Manager

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Joe Ward serves as NETWORK’s communications manager. Prior to NETWORK, he worked as the associate director of the religion and faith program at the Human Rights Campaign. Before that he served as the director of Believe Out Loud, an online network that empowers Christians to work for LGBTQ-justice and equal