BRENDA FREIJE

Brenda Freije

Brenda is not only on the Charitable Allies Board of Directors – she also serves the organization in the role of Senior Staff Attorney. Brenda also serves on the executive leadership team at the Christian Theological Seminary where she has worn a variety of leadership hats, including VP of Networking and Recruiting, General Counsel, and VP of Student Operations. She has taught courses focused on social entrepreneurship, creativity and design, and worship arts. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Butler Center for Faith and Vocations and co-teaches a course in the Butler MBA program helping masters students discern how they want to make a contribution in the community through board service and leadership.

Favorite CauseHelping people realize their potential and find support and a platform for achieving their goals and dreams.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?Being with my kids, playing/watching sports, attending art events, and reading.
InspirationPeople who have persevered in overcoming great obstacles to have a positive impact in the world.
Why are you in nonprofit work?I love the missional focus and commitment to doing good in the world.
HeroMother Teresa
One thing that most people don’t know about youI love to design and build things and visit hardware stores.
Best piece of advice you’ve ever receivedAs humans our greatest power is in the power to choose. Even in the bleakest situations we can be strong when we exercise our power to choose.
If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be?Wonder Woman!