Eric Teetsel is executive director of the Manhattan Declaration, a “call of Christian conscience” on life, marriage, and religious liberty founded by Charles W. Colson in 2009 and signed by hundreds of prominent Catholic, Orthodox, and Evangelical leaders and over 500,000 others. Learn more and add your name at www.manhattandeclaration.org.
Eric is responsible for ensuring that the movement continues to inform the public debate over life, marriage, and religious freedom and serve the broader coalition of organizations working on these fundamental issues.
Eric gradutated from Wheaton College with a degree in Interpersonal Communication. Eric’s first career was in higher education administration. After earning a Master’s in College Student Affairs from Azusa Pacific University, he joined the staff of Colorado Christian University. While at CCU, Eric served former U.S. Senator Bill Armstrong and was given the opportunity to learn from notable thinkers, including Michael Novak. After two years, the opportunity to construct an innovative program at the American Enterprise Institute presented itself and Eric moved to Washington, D.C. The Values & Capitalism project is aimed at educating evangelical college students about the moral and material nature of the free enterprise system. While at AEI, Eric wrote regularly for the project’s blog.