Executive Team
Congressman J. Randy Forbes
President, Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation

Born and raised in Chesapeake, Virginia, Randy Forbes has never forgotten who he is or where he came from. Randy was raised on the values of duty, hard work, family, and faith. He carried those principles with him to Randolph-Macon College, where he graduated as valedictorian of his 1974 class, and throughout his years at University of Virginia School of Law.

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Lea Carawan, M.A.
Executive Director, Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation

Lea Carawan is a diverse, results-oriented entrepreneur, consultant and leader with 22 years of professional experience in organizational development, human capital management, leadership development and executive coaching. Areas of expertise include transformational leadership development, talent acquisition, management and training, employee performance and collaboration, organizational re-engineering, and executive coaching.

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Dr. Eric Scalise, LPC, LMFT
National Director of Legislative Relations and Senior Editor

Eric Scalise, Ph.D., LPC, LMFT, has 35 years of outstanding experience in administration, management, organizational development, teaching and mental health service. Along with his position as the Senior Editor for the Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation, he serves as Chief Executive Officer for the National House of Hope, a comprehensive program for at-risk teens and families.

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Summer Ingram
National Director of Prayer and Mobilization

Ms. Ingram a competent and motivated self-starter that has held prayer and mobilization positions for high-profile ministries such as Miles

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Lt. Col. Allen West
Honorary Chairman, Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation

Allen West is CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), a free-market/free-enterprise policy think tank headquartered in Dallas,

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Steven W. Fitschen
Legal Team

Steven W. Fitschen is the President of the National Legal Foundation (NLF). The NLF is a public interest law firm located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He previously served as the organization’s Administrator, Executive Vice President, and Executive Director. He served for nine years as a member of the Regent University School of Law faculty.

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Jim Davids
Legal Team

Jim Davids is our newest staff addition to serve you. Jim graduated from Duke Law School, and then practiced law for 25 years in Chicago. He has authored 7 law review articles on constitutional law, and has lectured throughout the United States and in Europe and Asia (Ukraine, India, Indonesia, Singapore, and Belarus) on the Christian View of Law and Government. In addition to his law degree, Jim earned a Ph.D. degree and is licensed to practice law in Illinois, Virginia, and Florida (inactive).

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Board of Directors
Jerry Rex
President, Cornerstone Financial Services

Mr. Rex’s many credentials include an undergraduate engineering degree, a Master of Science in Business Management, as well as the designations of Certified Financial Planner.

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Tom Speight
CMFC, Insurance Agent, New York Life

Mr. Speight is a New York Life insurance agent, and a Registered Representative of NYLIFE Securities LLC.

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Officers
Dr. Myra Dingman
Secretary

Dr. Dingman is a Specialist Master at Deloitte Consulting, LLC. She is experienced in leader development and change management solutions.

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