Faith McDonnell has been with IRD since 1993. She is the Director of Religious Liberty Programs and of the Church Alliance for a New Sudan. She writes and speaks on the subject of the persecuted church. Faith earned her Master's degree in English at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, and her Bachelor's degree in English at Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, MA. She is co-founder of the Anglican Persecuted Church Network and a member of GAFCON's Suffering Church Network. She serves on the board of Good Shepherd Academy in Juba, South Sudan and Jubilee Campaign, USA; is on the Standing Committee of the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic; and is a founding member of Save The Persecuted Christians.