Spiritual advisor to President Obama and the President's "Pastor in Chief" according to TIME Magazine, Joshua DuBois is one of the nation's leading writers and speakers on religion in the public square, race, and grassroots community development. Joshua led the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships during President Obama's first term, becoming the youngest-ever head of a White House department. He spearheaded the Obama Administration's work on faith-based and community partnerships, fatherhood, religion and foreign affairs, mentoring, and other anti-poverty strategies. DuBois also helped the Administration navigate difficult issues at the intersection of religion and politics, from race in America to religious freedom.
DuBois left the Administration in February, 2013 to author THE PRESIDENT'S DEVOTIONAL: The Daily Readings That Inspired President Obama, a book of devotionals based on the ones he still sends President Obama every morning. He is also the weekly religion and values columnist for The Daily Beast, and founder of Values Partnerships, a consulting firm that helps nonprofits and companies partner with the faith community to solve big challenges.
Since leaving the Administration Joshua has been a frequent guest on CNN and MSNBC, and has written four separate cover stories for Newsweek magazine, including "The Secret Faith of Washington," where he used personal interviews to explore the faith of major public officials, and "The Fight for Black Men," a groundbreaking piece on the future of African American men that historian Taylor Branch called "stunning."