About the Team

Staff Members

Blaine Conzatti, President

Blaine Conzatti serves as the President of Idaho Family Policy Center. He has established a proven track record of achievements in the family policy movement—including successfully leading the charge to get the ‘Heartbeat’ bill, the “No Public Funds For Abortion Act,” and “Simon’s Law” enacted into Idaho law. He also directed the effort to mobilize the conservative grassroots in support of the first-in-the-nation “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act” protecting girls’ high school and college sports.

When he was nineteen years old, Blaine first encountered the saving grace of Jesus Christ, and subsequently left a career as an aspiring rock and jazz musician so he could study theology, government, and economics at Liberty University. Blaine soon learned that God’s truth impacts every area of life, and he quickly developed a passion for helping Christians fulfill the cultural commission to advocate these biblical truths in the public square.

Before joining Idaho Family Policy Center, Blaine previously worked for one of our allied state organizations, Family Policy Institute of Washington. Additionally, he spent several years teaching humanities, theology, and apologetics courses at a classical Christian high school in Fairfax, VA. He and his wife, Anna, enjoy raising their family in beautiful Treasure Valley.

Branden Durst, Senior Public Policy Fellow

Branden comes to IFPC with a wealth of policy experience, such as serving multiple terms in both the Idaho State Senate and House of Representatives. Most recently, he sought the Republican nomination for Idaho State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Branden holds a master of public administration degree with emphasis in policy analysis and bachelor of arts degree in political science from Boise State University (BSU) and Pacific Lutheran University, respectively. Branden also holds an education specialist degree (EdS) in executive educational leadership from BSU.

Branden is married to his amazing wife, Cheri, and has five children. A licensed pastor and member of Cloverdale Church of God, Branden cares deeply about promoting biblical values in government and culture.

Kelly Cope, Executive Assistant and Event Coordinator

As a pastor’s wife and mother to three kids, Kelly spends most of her time homeschooling and encouraging her kids to do hard things. Kelly is passionate about engaging the culture for Christ, and she would love to help you get plugged-in so you can start using your gifts and talents to support the mission of IFPC. Contact Kelly at [email protected]

Josh Bales, "Idaho Family Report" Podcast Host

Josh co-hosts the flagship “Idaho Family Report” podcast with Blaine Conzatti. Outside of Idaho Family Policy Center, Josh serves as pastor of The Well Church in Boise. He loves all things Jonathan Edwards and nearly everything he can get his hands on by the Puritans. But most of all he loves Jesus Christ, who has won his heart for eternity. The Lord has blessed Josh and his wife, Monica with more than two decades of marriage and three sons: Josiah, Justus and Jonathan.

Board Members

Kelly is a top-producing real estate investor, developer, and broker in the Treasure Valley. He and his wife spend boatloads of time with their two remarkable adult children and six grandkids. Kelly hunts birds, trains dogs and enjoys cycling of all types, especially racing. For Kelly, his highest life…
Toby pastors King’s Cross Church in Moscow, Idaho. He is a co-host of the CrossPolitic Show and author of Blood-Bought World and No Mere Mortals. He holds a Master of Arts in Theological Studies with an emphasis in church history, and he teaches high school civics at Logos School.…
Israel has worked in the oil and gas, retail, and real estate development industries over the past 27 years. In addition to serving as an elder in his church and as a board member for New Saint Andrews College, Israel is also co-founder and owner of Taurex Drill Bits,…
Ron is retired from 36 years of public service in Idaho government⁠—16 years as a State Representative and 20 years as State Treasurer. He holds an honorary doctorate from Ohio Christian University. He and Cheryl have six married children and 14 grandchildren and reside in Nampa.…