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.

Bruce Duty, Director of Community Engagement

As director of community engagement, Bruce leads our efforts in equipping Christians to fulfill the cultural commission. Previously, Bruce served as an Army chaplain and has also served in the local church as a senior pastor in Missouri and Florida.

Bruce is a graduate of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he earned a Master of Divinity. He is also a graduate of Washburn University in Topeka, KS with a BA in Religious Studies and Communication Studies. His military education includes Chaplain Basic Officer Career Course and Captain’s Career Course. Additionally, he is a graduate of Master Resilience Training, Strong Bonds (family training), Combat Medical Ministry Course and more.

Bruce and his wife, Kimberly, like to ride bikes, hike, read and take the occasional motorcycle ride. They have two sons (Joshua and Shane) and four grandchildren.

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Julie Lynde, Legislative Liaison

Julie Lynde is the co-founder and past executive director of Cornerstone Family Council and Family Policy Alliance of Idaho, two predecessor organizations of Idaho Family Policy Center. In that role, Julie worked on multiple issues important to Idaho families for over two decades before retiring in 2018.

She and her husband Gregg have been married for 41 years. They have 3 married children and 6 grandchildren.

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Kelly Cope, Event Planner and Volunteer 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. 

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Erin Burrow, Office Coordinator and Executive Assistant

Erin is a historian, writer, former teacher, and life-long Christian. As a pastor’s daughter, she actively supports the ministry of her local church in many ways. Erin is passionate about engaging the culture for Christ and is uniquely equipped to educate the public about ordinary, everyday opportunities to stand up and make a difference.

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Shelley Turley, Office Coordinator

As a young woman Shelley was enrolled in a Career Technical Education program for Law and Public Service at Franklin High School in Portland, Oregon where she studied to become a legal secretary. Then to enroll in Western Business College for further training as a Paralegal. She worked through college as a Fraud Dispute Resolution Processor for Bank of America in the Electronic Banking Department.

While working for Bank of America she was invited to an Easter performance by a co-worker, on the evening of April 14, 1995. Watching the reenactment it became clear that Jesus was the Savior and she would never be the same.

Her para ministry service for the past 20 + years has included the refugee community in Boise, ID as a Case Manager with World Relief. Then pursuing her passion for missions with Mission Aviation Fellowship as an Administrative Assistant.

In addition, she has served the public as an Administrative Support Staff for the Idaho State Legislative 66th Session – Senate. Finally, working on two statewide candidate campaigns in 2022 as a schedule coordinator.

Shelley and her husband John have been married 26 years. They have twin sons and one black wessel pointer dog named “Jet. They serve together at Golgatha Fellowship in Nampa, Idaho and love their community.

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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

Shawn has dedicated his life to public service. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a Firefighter for 6 years and continues to work as a Firefighter in his community. He holds a B.S. in Fire Service Technology and a B.S. in Paramedic Science from Lewis-Clark State College.…
Jason has worked in MedTech Sales for 24 yrs and is the President of Elite Execution Sales Consulting. He holds a B.S. in Marketing Management from Grove City College. Jason enjoys community service – Latah Co. Independence Day Parade Chairman, Precinct Committeeman, Board Member of Advance Idaho Economic Development,…
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,…