Leslie is the interim domestic policy consultant, leading the domestic policy team’s work in analyzing legislation, advocating on Capitol Hill, and developing legislative strategy.
Leslie, who is committed to ecumenical and interfaith cooperation, holds strong partnerships in the faith-based advocacy community and has extensive experience leading faith-based advocacy coalitions. Before joining the domestic policy team at FCNL, Leslie served as the executive director of Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice, an annual gathering of faith-informed advocates. She also served eight years as the representative for domestic poverty and environmental issues at the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Public Witness, advocating on anti-poverty, health, and environmental justice policy. She has a long history in the Washington faith-based advocacy community, having attended her first Domestic Human Needs Working Group meeting on the Friday that Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005.
Leslie holds a BA in Religious Studies and French from Randolph-Macon College and a Master of Arts in Religion from Yale Divinity School.