- Deborah Fikes
Deborah Fikes currently serves as the Representative to the United Nations for World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) one of the world's largest religious representative bodies consisting of over 600 million constituents globally. She also serves as an Executive Advisor to World Evangelical Alliance and is a board member of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). Deborah was named by Concerned Women of America as an Evangelical Woman of the Year in 2005. She is an advisory board member for Harvard Medical School Center for Health and Global Environment and a Sister of the Planet Ambassador for Oxfam.
As the former spokesperson and advisor for Human Rights Advocacy of the Ministerial Alliance of Midland, Texas, she led Protestant, Catholic, and Evangelical churches in the hometown of President George W. Bush to network with their national and international counterparts to promote international religious freedoms and human rights advocacy efforts. The Midland Ministerial Alliance is well known for their advocacy efforts internationally and participation in interfaith dialogue/ peace negotiations in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between North and South Sudan. Deborah has been involved with food security and outreach efforts to North Korea and serves as an advisor to the newly established Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. She also serves as a Special Advisor to South Korean Governor Kim Moon Soo. Deborah completed an undergraduate degree from Texas A &M University and a masters degree from the University of Texas. She recently completed a graduate degree in International Human Rights Law at Oxford University and is completing her final year of law school in the United States.
She is married to J. Stanley Fikes, Jr. and they have two grown daughters. They divide their time between homes in Washington D.C. and Texas. Deborah also travels internationally to encourage dialogue and partnerships that promote human rights and peace initiatives through positive outreach efforts.