Leadership

  • Rev. Eugene Cho is president/CEO of Bread for the World
    Leadership

    Rev. Eugene Cho

    President/CEO

    Rev. Eugene Cho is president/CEO of Bread for the World. His passions involve leadership, justice, the intersection of faith and public life, and the pursuit of God’s Kingdom here on this earth.

  • Heather Taylor is Director of Strategic Communications & Campaigns at Bread for the World
    Leadership

    Heather Taylor

    Managing Director

    Heather oversees Bread’s public policy and program divisions and operations. She is passionate about developing communications and advocacy strategies to organize and inspire faith communities, policymakers, and partners to engage in our mission to end hunger.

  • Delma Plummer is Vice President for Finance and Administration
    Leadership

    Delma Plummer

    Vice President for Finance and Administration

    Delma oversees finance, human resources, database management, computer support services, and facilities. She also supports the Finance, Audit and Investment Committees of the Board.

  • Larisa Friesen Hall
    Leadership

    Larisa Friesen Hall

    Vice President for Development

    Larisa implements and leads a comprehensive development strategy for the organization, creating new programs and executing innovative fundraising initiatives to help Bread eliminate hunger in all its forms.  She is passionate about the spirituality of fundraising, excellence in nonprofit leadership, and a people lover and connector.

  • Matt Gross is the lead staff responsible for the implementation of  Bread’s mobilizing and organizing strategy across our national leadership network.
    Leadership, Regional Organizer

    Matt Gross

    Director of Organizing

    Matt is the lead staff responsible for the implementation of Bread’s mobilizing and organizing strategy across our national leadership network.

  • Rev. Nancy Neal is the director of Church Relations
    Leadership

    Nancy Neal

    Director for Church Relations

    Nancy leads a dynamic team of church leaders who build and maintain Bread’s national relationships with a racially and theologically diverse portfolio of denominations and church organizations.

  • Leadership

    Heather Valentine

    Director of Government Relations

    Heather leads Bread's work in developing and articulating positions on public policy, legislative goals, and lobbying strategies for achieving its goals with Congress and the administration.

  • Leadership

    Rev. David Beckmann

    President Emeritus

    Rev. David Beckmann led large-scale and successful campaigns to strengthen U.S. political commitment to overcome hunger. David served as president from 1991 to 2020.

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