Joshua DuBois, our fearless leader, helps clients partner with communities, create bold platforms, and achieve measurable results.
Joshua led the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships in President Obama’s first term, and was called the President’s “Pastor in Chief” by TIME Magazine. He managed the federal government’s partnerships with faith-based and other nonprofit organizations on a range of critical policy issues, from responsible fatherhood to anti-human trafficking to religion in foreign affairs. Joshua helped structure the federal government’s multi-million dollar responsible fatherhood programs, and created new programs with faith-based communities on workforce development, public school partnerships and other issues.
Joshua has developed one of the country’s largest networks of faith-based and nonprofit relationships, and knows how to create and leverage bold platforms. He frequently speaks and writes on issues related to religion in the public square, and men and boys of color. Joshua is the weekly religion columnist forThe Daily Beast, and has written four cover stories for Newsweek magazine, including “The Fight for Black Men,” which historian Taylor Branch called “stunning.” Joshua’s work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, on CNN, MSNBC, Fox, PBS Newshour and elsewhere.
Joshua is the bestselling author of The President’s Devotional, a compilation of the devotionals he sends President Obama each morning, which the President has said “means the world” to him. Joshua graduated from Boston University, where he was an associate pastor at a small church, and Princeton University, and originally hails from Nashville, Tennessee. Joshua nows lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Michelle.