Samuel Locke

Executive Director for Development and Sustainability

Sam re-connected with his faith while in the midst of coming-out, finding strength in Christ’s message of radical love at a time when many find themselves struggling to find a place for God. Working as a fundraising and marketing executive at the Presbyterian Church (USA) at the time, he was drawn into the reformed theology premise that we are chosen by God to be the recipients of unending grace. Since then he has entered the Presbyterian ordination process and is wrapping up his studies at Christian Theological Seminary while continuing to work as a fundraiser.

Sam is a graduate of Indiana University - Bloomington and the University of Wyoming. As a fundraiser, he has raised over $400 million for a variety of faith-based ministries, civil legal aid and political candidates. Sam is a former Air Force officer and was an active Hoosier politician, seeking statewide and congressional offices in the early 2010s.

In his free time, Sam can be found being fanatical about Indiana University sports (Go Hoosiers!), watching the latest movies to hit the big screen, and playing with his two kids, Molly and Spencer. Sam currently resides in Indianapolis, Indiana.