Christiana Holcomb serves as legal counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, where she is a key member of the Center for Christian Ministries.
Since joining ADF in 2012, Holcomb has worked to protect the constitutionally protected freedom of churches, Christian schools, and Christian ministries to exercise their faith without government interference. She has also strongly advocated for the right of pastors and churches to be free from IRS censorship via the unconstitutional Johnson Amendment.
Her advocacy portfolio has included serving as co-counsel for the first pre-enforcement challenges on behalf of churches to stop state officials from threatening the freedom of these ministries to operate consistently with their beliefs about human sexuality: Fort Des Moines Church of Christ v. Jackson and Horizon Christian Fellowship v. Williamson. In both cases, state officials quickly reversed course.
Holcomb also advocates for these issues as an ADF commentator and conference speaker throughout the country. She has been frequently interviewed or quoted by a broad spectrum of national media.
Holcomb earned her J.D. in 2010 from Oak Brook College of Law and Government Policy, where she graduated first in her class and served as a teaching assistant in criminal law. Also in 2010, Holcomb completed the Alliance Defending Freedom leadership development program to become a Blackstone Fellow. She is admitted to the bar in California, the U.S. Supreme Court, the appellate courts for the 6th and 9th circuits, and several federal district courts.