The Engage Family Blog

Official Blog of The Family Policy Council of West Virginia

About Us


In an effort to remain connected to as many of its partners as possible, The Family Policy Council of West Virginia has established a blog presence. On this blog, contributors to The Family Policy Council of West Virginia will offer insight and analysis on issues facing West Virginia’s families today. During West Virginia’s legislative session, a review of the past week’s introduction and activity of legislation affecting the core values (life, marriage, and religious freedom) of The Family Policy Council of West Virginia will be posted weekly on this blog.

The purpose of this blog is to foster further discussion about issues concerning West Virginia’s families today. Readers are encouraged to share their comments and provide further input on these important issues.

“Family Voice” is a ministry of The Family Policy Council of West Virginia, a servant organization that advocates for policies that embrace the sanctity of human life, enrich marriage, and safeguard religious freedom. Donate online at

Author Profiles


The “Administrator,” Jeremiah G. Dys, Esq., President and General Counsel.  Jeremy is the youngest of three was born in Lancaster, PA in 1978 to Peter and Patricia Dys. Not long after, Dys joined his family as they moved to Ft. Myers, FL where he would live until he graduated from Evangelical Christian School in 1997. Dys then moved to Upland, IN to attend Taylor University, a Christian liberal arts college. While at Taylor, Dys met his wife, held several leadership positions, was active in the Taylor University Theater, and was a four-year member of the Taylor University Concert Chorale.

During the last semester of his collegiate career, Dys studied in Washington, D.C. at the American Studies Program. While there, he interned with the Marriage Law Project of the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

Following graduation, Dys moved to Washington, D.C. to work inpolitics. Instead, God provided Dys with the opportunity to assist in the starting of a new campus of Nyack College in Washington, D.C. For one year, Dys worked as Assistant to the Dean of Nyack College, DC.

From Washington, D.C., Dys and his wife moved to Morgantown, WV to attend the West Virginia University College of Law. After graduating with his J.D. in the summer of 2005 andpassing the West Virginia Bar shortly thereafter, Dys went to work for the Hon. Russell M. Clawges, Jr., Chief Judge of the 17thJudicial Circuit of West Virginia as his Judicial Law Clerk.On August 1, 2007, Dys began work for the West Virginia Values Coalition its Executive Director and General Counsel.  Now as The Family Policy Council of West Virginia, Dys provides leadeship as corporate president and general council. 

Thanks to the example of godly parents and God’s grace, Dys recognized his need for a Savior at a very young age. Dys now endeavors to live – as a lawyer, husband, father, or friend – by I Peter 3:15, “But, in your hearts, set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.”




 Jesse Wisnewski currently serves as the Executive Administrator of Perrow Church in Cross Lanes, WV.  He is currently attending Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary – Charlotte and is completing course work towards a Master of Divinity.  Jesse and his wife have two sons.







pastornathanbio1Nathan Cherry received his Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies from Trinity Theological Seminary.  As the Associate of Ministry for Central Chapel in Hedgesville, WV, Nathan heads up the audio visual technology ministry, the praise and worship ministry, Fuel 101 (discipleship), and outreach ministries at Central Chapel. 







Written by Jeremy Dys

January 23, 2008 at 8:39 pm

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