Regent World Changer: Kristen Waggoner

September 1, 2015 0 comments
Regent World Changers: An image of the globe overlaid on a collage of Regent life.

Kristen Waggoner ’97
Alliance Defending Freedom
Seattle, WA

Kristen Waggoner is senior vice president of legal services and senior counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), an alliance-building, nonprofit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith. A 1997 graduate of Regent University’s School of Law, Waggoner has been passionate about defending religious freedom since the age of 13, when she first felt God calling her to law.

Today, she finds herself on the front lines of ADF’s efforts to fight for the First Amendment rights of ordinary Americans as lead counsel in one of America’s most high-profile religious freedom cases. Waggoner currently represents Barronelle Stutzman, a florist sued by the government for referring a long-time customer to a different floral service for a same-sex wedding.

Waggoner says the School of Law was invaluable to her career: “Regent gave me many opportunities to develop into an effective advocate. The university not only challenged me to pursue academic excellence, but it gave me the foundation and encouragement to explore and debate difficult issues that affect the moral fabric of our society.”

Please join the entire Regent University community in praying for the work of Kristen Waggoner, September’s Alumni World Changer.


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