As President of the 1st Amendment Partnership (1AP), Tim Schultz works with faith groups to ensure that religious freedom is fully protected in the law. He chairs a broad and diverse religious coalition aimed at influencing federal policy and public opinion about the value of faith to the common good. In 2022, this coalition was critical to the passage of the historic Respect for Marriage Act, which added religious freedom protections to federal law for the first time in more than 20 years. Under his leadership, 1AP has played a central role in the passage of more than 20 state religious freedom laws, and Tim has worked on the ground in more than 30 state capitols. He regularly counsels with lawmakers in both parties, and he is a frequently quoted by national media sources. He is a graduate of Kansas State University and Georgetown University School of Law. He has been married for 14 years to Rev. Lisa Wink Schultz and they live in suburban Washington, D.C. with their two sons. He is a youth baseball coach and an active member of Church of the Advent, a parish in the Anglican Church in North America.
Best Thing About Your Job: I’m blessed to work with talented and dedicated colleagues and wonderful faith partners who make our success possible.
Favorite Television Show: Friday Night Lights. I’m still a still a little obsessed with it—my ringtone is the show’s theme song. Having grown up in a tiny Kansas town, I love the depiction of small-town life.
What I’m Reading: Dominion by the British Historian Tom Holland. It shows how modern Western people owe much of what we believe about human rights to the revolutionary understanding of human dignity brought into the world by Christianity.