Carmen LaBerge is a writer, speaker and host of the daily Christian talk radio show The Reconnect (How to listen). She is also in her ninth year serving as the President of the Presbyterian Lay Committee, a ministry that’s been working to equip Christians for faithful witness for more than 50 years. She is author of Speak the Truth: Bring God back into the Conversation, published in September 2017 by Regnery Faith.
Carmen’s passion is helping people reconnect the eternal with the everyday by equipping Christians to engage the culture in ways that honor Jesus. She is a frequent guest on MyFaith Radio Network and has written for ChristianityToday.com and other outlets.
Before becoming president of the PLC, Carmen served in mainline Christian ministry for 17 years. During this time, she cultivated an ability to stand firm as a convictional Christian as the denomination of which she was a part undermined its own Scriptural and Confessional foundations. But even as denominational battles were lost, Carmen won the respect of those with whom she openly disagreed. Carmen speaks with authority but also with humility and humor.
Recognizing the value of many voices lifting up a common message, Carmen uses her influence to bring together other church and ministry leaders to stand together for the cause of Christ in the culture. Carmen is the founding Chairman of Common Ground Christian Network and a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Evangelicals. She also participates actively on the Mission America Coalition, the National Religious Broadcasters and the Christian Leadership Alliance.
Carmen is a graduate of the University of Florida and earned an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary. She lives outside of Nashville, TN with her husband Jim and family.