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After a two-decade journalism career in Ohio, Indiana and Washington, D.C., Faith Van Gilder is currently Chief Officer, Marketing & Fund Development, at Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana.

In the community, Faith serves on the board of directors of AVOW (Advancing Voices of Women), Wellspring Interfaith Social Services, Friends of Cedar Creek and the National Peace Corps Association. She and her husband were Peace Corps Volunteers in Botswana in the late 1980s. 

Faith is a 2001 graduate of Leadership Fort Wayne, recipient of the YWCA of Northeast Indiana Peggy Hobbs Award for Volunteerism in 2016, an Athena Award nominee in 2017, and Journal Gazette co-Citizen of the Year in 2018. A native of Defiance, Ohio, she earned a Bachelor of Science in journalism cum laude from Bowling Green State University. Faith and her husband, David Van Gilder, reside in Huntertown; they have two adult daughters, Audrey and Annika.