Cast: Callista Gingrich
Callista Gingrich is the President of Gingrich Productions, a performance company focusing on audio, video, and photographic production.
Mrs. Gingrich is the voice for several audio books, including Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less, The Art of Transformation, Real Change, Contract with the Earth and Rediscovering God in America.
Callista and her husband, Newt, host and produce documentaries. Recent films include, Rediscovering God in America and We Have the Power. A third documentary, Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny, is currently in production.
Mrs. Gingrich is also the voice for American Solutions for Winning the Future, a bipartisan organization for political and governmental change.
Callista's photography has been published in the New York Times and Washington Post. It is featured regularly on Newt.Org and American Solutions.Com. She is currently working on a picture book highlighting the monuments and memorials in our National Capital.
Prior to leading Gingrich Productions, Mrs. Gingrich served as the Chief Clerk of the House Committee on Agriculture in Washington, D.C. During her tenure, the Agriculture Committee held hearings on a wide range of issues including biotechnology, bioterrorism, conservation, forest management, nutrition, rural development, trade, and welfare reform.
Before joining the House Committee on Agriculture, Callista served in the Office of Congressman Steve Gunderson (R-WI). With over eighteen years of staff experience in the United States House of Representatives, Mrs. Gingrich has a wide range of knowledge in government and legislative affairs, strategic planning, research, and constituent services.
A devoted Catholic, Mrs. Gingrich is a member of the Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., a resident professional choir. In March of 2005, the Choir visited Rome, Italy to honor Pope John Paul II, and recorded a compact disc entitled Pope John Paul II: A Celebration of Life and Faith. In April of 2008, the Choir sang for the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, during his Apostolic Journey to the United States. The Choir plans to return to Rome in November of 2008, to participate in the International Festival of Sacred Music and Art.
Callista plays the French horn with the City of Fairfax Band in Fairfax, Virginia, promoting musical growth and education among area residents and students. The Band performs frequently in Fairfax, Virginia, and the Washington, D.C. area. The City of Fairfax Band is a recipient of the John Philip Sousa Foundation's Sudler Silver Scroll Award. The Sudler Silver Scroll is regarded to be North America's most prestigious award for community concert bands.
Mrs. Gingrich is the President of the Gingrich Foundation, a charitable nonprofit corporation. Among its charitable contributions, the Gingrich Foundation has established the Newt and Callista Gingrich Scholarship at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, to provide annual scholarships for instrumental music majors.
Callista graduated Cum Laude and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music with a concentration in Public Communication from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. While at Luther College, Mrs. Gingrich was a Pi Kappa Lambda Member and Regents Scholar.
Mrs. Gingrich resides in McLean, Virginia, with her husband, Newt Gingrich.