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C. Douglas Smith is the covenant agency representative for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the U.S. and Canada. Doug is the Immediate Past Chair of the Heifer International Board of Directors.
Professionally, Doug is the Executive Director of the Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution at the Montpelier Foundation educating people about the ideals and values of self-governance through the lives of James and Dolly Madison. He is also serving as the Acting SVP of Advancement for the Foundation.
As an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Doug has served as a pastor, a church builder, a coordinator of mission volunteers, and has been consultative staff with Week of Compassion, a relief and development fund. He was formerly on staff with an NGO in Geneva, served as the Senior Web Strategist for a dot com, and most recently served as the CEO and President of the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy. His government relations work has included frequent appearances before the Virginia General Assembly and he has testified before Congress on the issue of global climate change and the impact on NGO development projects.
Doug is a graduate of James Madison University, Lexington Theological Seminary, and was named a Sorensen Fellow through the University of Virginia.
He has been involved with the Heifer International Board since 1999.
Doug, his wife Cindy, and their daughters Bridget and Molly live in Charlottesville, Virginia.