Trinity Forum Staff
Cherie Harder serves as President of the Trinity Forum. Prior to joining the Trinity Forum in 2008, Ms. Harder served in the White House as Special Assistant to the President and Director of Policy and Projects for First Lady Laura Bush.
Earlier in her career she served as Policy Advisor to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, advising the Leader on domestic social issues and serving as liaison and outreach director to outside groups. From 2001 to 2005, she was Senior Counselor to the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), where she helped the Chairman design and launch the We the People initiative to enhance the teaching, study, and understanding of American history. Prior to that Ms. Harder was the Policy Director for Senator Sam Brownback and also served as Deputy Policy Director at Empower America.
She holds an Honors B.A. (magna cum laude) in government from Harvard University and a post-graduate diploma in literature from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, where she was a Rotary Scholar. She is also a Senior Fellow at Cardus, an Editorial Board member of Comment magazine, a past board member of Gordon College and the C.S. Lewis Institute, a current board member of the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution and Faith and Law, and an advisory board member of the National Museum of American Religion.
Nicki Sheffield is the Event Coordinator at The Trinity Forum. Contact Nicki if you have questions about programs at the Trinity Forum!
Prior to joining the Trinity Forum, Nicki worked in the arts and cultural sector in London. She graduated with a Masters in Arts and Cultural Management from King’s College, London in 2019 where she completed her thesis on audience experiences of spirituality within contemporary art exhibitions. She is passionate about facilitating spaces for conversation and connection, specifically around issues of faith, culture, and art which drew her to the work of the Trinity Forum. Earlier in her career, Nicki has worked with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Arts & Business Council, and the Grand Rapids Art Museum. She holds a B.A. in cultural anthropology and studio art from Wheaton College, IL and in her free time enjoys printmaking and oil painting.
Callie Walker is the Executive Assistant and Office Manager at The Trinity Forum. Contact Callie if you have questions about operations at the Trinity Forum!
Callie holds a B.A. from Baylor University and recently completed her Masters in Applied Theology at the University of Oxford. While at Oxford, Callie researched faith, sexuality and gender and wrote her dissertation on identity formation in society and the church. Her passion for critical thinking from a faith perspective in the midst of today’s complex culture led her to participate in the Trinity Forum Europe and intern at a Christian political non-profit in London and LGBT youth non-profit in Austin, TX. After Oxford, she was led to the Trinity Forum in D.C. because it embodies the type of healthy discourse that she hopes to see in her own academic field. In the past, Callie has also worked in the areas of law, business, respite care, and event planning. She is originally from New Braunfels, TX and currently resides in Washington, DC.
Molly Wicker is the Director of Development at The Trinity Forum. Contact Molly if you have questions about your membership or you are interested in sponsorship opportunities and program development at The Trinity Forum!
Molly holds a B.A. from Grove City College where she studied English and Economics. During college, she interned for The Pittsburgh Promise and PNC Financial Services, where she honed her development and communications skills. Upon graduation, she moved to Washington, D.C. to do The Falls Church Fellows, a nine-month leadership development program focused on faith and work. Prior to joining The Trinity Forum, she held multiple roles at several nonprofits including The Human Trafficking Institute and The Philanthropy Roundtable. Molly is also an avid writer, and her work has been published in a number of places, including The New York Times.