Bob Vander Plaats is president and CEO of The Family Leader, a state-level public policy organization with a mission to strengthen families by inspiring Christ-like leadership in the home, the church, and the government. In 2010, Vander Plaats received the CitizenLink "Family Champion" award. Through his leadership, The Family Leader has initiated several family advocacy programs, most notably, The Daniel Impact. Vander Plaats’ voice for the family is frequently noted and his comments are often requested by national and international media outlets for conservative reference. He is the author of Light from Lucas and If 7:14: An Urgent Call for Revival. He received his master’s and specialist’s degrees in educational leadership from Drake University. Vander Plaats and his wife, Darla, reside in Iowa and are blessed with four sons.