President Obama has picked a woman to fill the vacancy at the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
Melissa Rogers comes to Washington from Wake Forest University where she led the Center for Religion and Public Affairs.
She also served as an attorney for the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty.
Rogers replaces the Office's former director Joshua DuBois who recently stepped down.
She'll focus on policy goals that include reducing unintended pregnancies, promoting responsible fatherhood, and improving interfaith dialogue.