Feras Qumseya, Vice President

Feras Qumseya is Vice President for Field Coordination and a founding member of the Holy Land Christians Society. He is a Palestinian Christian born in Bethlehem, Palestine. At the age of fifteen, he was selected by a national committee to represent the Palestinian people at the United World College of Hong Kong for a two-year study program. Mr. Qumseya received a full scholarship to attend Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin, where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Management. He holds a Masters of Science degree from The George Washington School of Business and Public Management.

Mr. Qumseya currently works with the District of Columbia Government in the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development. Prior to this post, Mr. Qumseya worked for a regional development firm, A&R Companies, and prior to that he was a Managing Partner at FBQ Development, Inc. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors of Global Institute for Technology Advancement (GIFTA).

Throughout his life, Mr. Qumseya has advocated on behalf of Palestinians and Israelis for peace and justice. He has participated in local, national and international events, including more than 300 churches to tell the story of Christian Palestinians and their plight.