Board of Directors:
Deborah Biesack, Treasurer, Fuquay-Varina, NC
The Rev. Alan Felton, Oxford, NC
The. Rev. Sala Nolan Gonzales, Cleveland, OH
The Rev. Jimmie Hawkins, Durham, NC
David Kaczynski, Woodstock, NY
Kirsten Leloudis, Chapel Hill, NC
Bill Mefford, President, Washington, DC
Board of Advisors:
The Rev. W.W. Finlator*
Malcolm Ray “Tye” Hunter
Sr. Joan Jurski, O.S.F.
Rev. Jim Lewis
Sr. Helen Prejean, C.S.J.
The Rev. Robert Seymour
Stephen Dear, Executive Director, sdear (at) pfadp (dot) org
Stephen Dear joined People of Faith Against the Death Penalty as executive director in September 1997. He is a native of Elizabeth City, NC, with a BA in Political Science from the University of Richmond, and an MA in International Studies from Claremont Graduate University. Steve is a former Peace Corps Volunteer in Malawi. For five years in the 1990s he served as executive director of the NC Rural Communities Assistance Project, an organization that works to ensure affordable access to safe drinking water and sanitary waste disposal in low-income communities. He has also worked on the staffs of the Center for the Study of Responsive Law (Ralph Nader's office in Washington, DC), the Columban Fathers Justice and Peace Office (Washington, DC), and the Coalition for a New Foreign and Military Policy (Washington, DC).