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.
Ms. Harder has contributed articles to publications including Policy Review, Human Events, The Harvard Political Review, and various newspapers. Her ghost-written speeches and articles have appeared in Vital Speeches of the Day, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, and others.
Alyssa Abraham Kroboth
Alyssa Abraham Kroboth is the Director of Development and Advancement at The Trinity Forum. Contact Alyssa if you have questions about your membership, or sponsorship and program development at the Trinity Forum!
Alyssa holds a B.A. and M.A. from George Washington University where she studied International Affairs and Conflict Resolution. While there, she received the GW Award, one of the highest awards for exceptional service given by the University. She served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for GW’s Women’s Leadership Program, focusing on International Arts and Culture. Interested in the intersection of foreign policy and women’s rights, Alyssa also interned at the Department of State in the International Religious Freedom office and the Legislative Affairs Bureau. Alyssa received several fellowships to conduct field research on laws and programs in both Brazil and South Korea. In the past, she worked for her congressman and senator, both as a U.S. Senate Page and again as a Research Intern.
Hannah Smith is the Event Coordinator at The Trinity Forum. Contact Hannah if you have questions about programs at the Trinity Forum!
Hannah graduated with a B.A. in Intercultural Studies from Grace College, in Winona Lake, IN. After college she worked for four years in the midwest in administrative roles. She happily relocated to Washington, D.C. in the summer of 2019. The proud granddaughter of a Kansas farmer and admirer of Wendell Berry, Hannah has an affection and aspiration for the farming life and living within the natural limitations of land and seasons. She believes deeply in the power of art, music, and story to shape the human experience and imagination. She has a passion for creating meaningful shared experiences.
Rebekah is a recent graduate of Cedarville University, where she studied International Studies with a focus in Middle Eastern studies and Arabic. While at Cedarville, she worked for the History and Government Department, serving the student body in a variety of leadership roles. Her passion for cross-cultural engagement, particularly in the Middle East, brought her to the University of Haifa, where she studied international relations as well as Arabic, peace-building, and conflict resolution. A former Trinity Forum intern, she is passionate about the role of strategic communications, gracious hospitality, and cross-cultural engagement in bridging disparate communities. She is originally from Sarasota, FL and currently resides in Washington, DC.