Our team

Our small team has a big vision! We want to see a world free from religious persecution, where everyone can practise a religion or belief of their choice. CSW-USA is building a movement of people in the U.S. who want to champion freedom of religion or belief and to stand with those for whom it is not yet a reality.  

We come from many different backgrounds and church traditions, and supported by a passionate, diverse and talented board of trustees, together we champion the cause of religious freedom in the U.S.

Meet some of our team:

Anna-Lee Stangl, Joint Head of Advocacy and Americas Advocacy Team Leader 

Anna-Lee Stangl

As well as heading our global advocacy team, Anna Lee is responsible for our Americas advocacy work. Anna Lee has been at CSW since 2000 and spent the first 10 years managing our European Union liaison office in Brussels, Belgium. She is now based in Washington, DC, where she leads our engagement with the United States government on international FoRB issues. 

She has provided testimony at hearings in the U.S. Congress, at the National Congress of Brazil and at the European and Canadian parliaments. During her time at CSW, she developed CSW’s research and advocacy work on FoRB issues in Latin America, with a focus on Colombia, Cuba and Mexico. In 2004 Anna-Lee created a basic training course on recognizing, documenting and carrying out advocacy on FoRB; these materials have been adapted and expanded for capacity building with in country partners around the world. 

Rebecca Lussier, Administrative Assistant

Becky LussierBecky's compassionate and servant-hearted nature, combined with her gift for administration and organizational skills, make her the perfect person to deal with our day-to-day communications with supporters and donors. She is the first point of contact for inquiries, handling supporter questions and liaising with our donors. Becky has been a valued member of our team since 2006. 

Email: beckylussier@cswusa.org


Board of Trustees

Darren Adwalpalker, Chair

Phillip Holmes

Maria Steele

Judd Birdsall

Lisa Jeffrey

Mervyn Thomas, CSW Founder President

#2 Our principles

We believe no one should suffer discrimination, harassment or persecution because of their beliefs