Who We Are
Meet the CTV Team
Eileen first came on staff with CTV in 1990 to launch the Celebrate Life campaign on behalf of the unborn and subsequently joined and has remained on our Board of Directors throughout her successful career in politics, government, and the private sector. In addition to working on several campaigns, she served as the West Michigan director for U.S. Sen. Spencer Abraham and legislative assistant and policy liaison for state Senate Majority Leader Dick Posthumus.
Over the past 20 years, Eileen has gained invaluable business and management experience as vice president for public affairs and shareholder for SeyferthPR, a public relations firm in Grand Rapids. She has provided counsel on grassroots/communication strategies as well as legislative and governmental issues management for a wide range of for-profit and non-profit clients in the public and private sectors.
Eileen holds a master’s degree in public policy from Regent University and lives in Grand Rapids with her husband and son.
James currently serves as CEO of CTV and the Student Statesmanship Institute. He has been active in influencing Public Policy in Michigan for over 35 years, is a nationally recognized spokesperson for traditional family values, and a passionate citizen who brings insider information and a vibrant vision to the landscape of Michigan’s political and governmental realms.
James believes, “If we are inactive, a void is left which will only be filled by those who do not share our values. Lasting change will not be accomplished by the heroic efforts of one person, but through the servant-hearted and unified actions of many.”
His perspective on how the Bible, history of our nation, current times, and future tie together inspires everyone—leading them into culture engagement whether running for office, educating their church, or simply enhancing their appreciation of our religious freedom. His powerful encouragement inspires and trains leaders for this and the next generation.
James has been married to his wife, Margot for 43 years and is the father of 5 children and 6 grandchildren.
Julie has been helping CTV in an administrative capacity for over 15 years. She enjoys keeping the finances and administration in order so that the leaders of CTV can go out and fulfill the goal to advocate for traditional family values.
As a resident of Michigan for 25 years, Julie is a constituent who cares about family values as well. She is married to her husband, Kevin and has two adult children.
In addition to working for CTV, Julie is also the Bookkeeper for the Student Statesmanship Institute. She came onboard in 1998 and loves working for this ministry which strives to train godly leaders and make an impact on the next generation.
Luke is both a previous volunteer for and alumnus of the Student Statesmanship Institute. He’s passionate about getting involved in the political process to preserve our freedoms for the next generation of Christians.
Throughout his life, Luke has developed various skills related to technology, graphic design, and website development that he now uses to further CTV’s mission. He also writes and teaches at his local church on occasion.
Luke graduated with a B.S. in Communications and a minor in Bible Theology from Great Lakes Christian College.
Katie is a proud alumna of the Student Statesmanship Institute and has been passionate about good governance and Christian statesmanship since youth.
After graduating with honors from Thomas Edison State University with a BA in English Communications, she built a career in education, administration, and communications. She also served as a City Council Member and Mayor of her city, worked as a campaign/governmental consultant, and currently holds executive office in local government.