I grew up in a small town in rural West Virginia where I attended private Christian school from 1st grade through college graduation. Before I ever knocked on a door for a political candidate, as a child I had been canvassing neighborhoods handing out Gospel tracts. I've led worship at my church, taught Sunday school, led young adult Bible studies and gone on overseas evangelism trips.
For some people it might seem counterintuitive that I would end up as president of a progressive political organization like the Young Democrats of America. But the truth is that I support President Obama and Democratic policies because of my faith, not in spite of it.