Leah D. Daughtry

Faith Leader, Author and Political Strategist

Portrait ofFaith Leader, Author and Political Strategist

As executive minister of The House of the Lord Churches, Rev. Leah Daughtry is a nationally recognized organizer-activist, political strategist, author and faith leader who stands at the intersection of faith and politics. She is the principal of On These Things, LLC, which supports a broad array of businesses and organizations with strategic planning, project management and community engagement activities to advance the common good. She is also co-author along with Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway and Minyon Moore of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics (St. Martin’s Press, 2018).  

In 2018, Rev. Daughtry launched Power Rising, a convening designed to support Black women in leveraging their political, economic, and social power to ensure equity, opportunity and representation. Prior to that, she served as chief of staff of the Democratic Party and CEO of the 2008 and 2016 Democratic National Conventions, making her the first person in history to hold the position twice. 

Rev. Daughtry was previously a resident fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, where she focused on the role of faith and values in American politics.