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Faith in Policy: A Conversation with Current Staffers

Thursday, July 25th-5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

You are invited to join us at our upcoming panel, Faith in Policy; A Conversation with Current Staffers featuring Cruz Perez, Tamika Mason, and Lydia Abma. We look forward to seeing you July 25th at 5:30 pm in the Dirksen Senate Office Building Room 106 (SD – 106). 

Topic Summary 

What does it mean to be a Christian public servant? How can Christian public servants steward their vocations for the common good of all? How might being a Christian influence our perspectives on public policy — and is it okay for Christians to come to different conclusions? For Christian public servants, these are important questions that impact both our personal and public lives. We look forward to exploring these questions with current congressional staffers Cruz Perez, Tamika Mason, and Lydia Abma and discussing the role of faith in policy. 


Cruz Perez currently serves as the Legislative Assistant for Congressman Nathaniel Moran (R-TX) and covers issues related education, labor, banking and financial services, and health policy. Prior to joining the office of Congressman Nathaniel Moran, served as the Legislative Correspondent and Staff Assistant for Congresswoman Mayra Flores (R-TX) and as an intern for Congressman Randy Weber (R-TX). Born and raised in Tyler, Texas, Cruz is a proud graduate of Tyler Junior College and Baylor University where he received his B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Religion.


Tamika Mason currently holds dual roles as the Director of Technology and Director of Faith Outreach for Congressman James E. Clyburn.  She provides technical support to a diverse team and stands as a pivotal liaison to the diverse faith community, where her engagement with an array of faith leaders adds an invaluable dimension to her work. Tamika is a native of Prince George’s County, Maryland, and a graduate of Bowie State University.


Lydia Abma is a Policy Analyst for the minority staff of the Energy and Commerce Committee, covering various health issues. She received her Master’s of Public Health in Health Policy from George Washington University. Prior to working for the Committee, she worked for several health advocacy organizations while getting her graduate degree and spent a year doing community health work in rural Alabama. She attended Calvin University and is originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan.

This is a widely attended event.


Thursday, July 25th
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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