Deborah Fikes currently serves as executive advisor to the World Evangelical Alliance. Deborah also serves as a Special Advisor to Governor Kim Moon-soo, Gyeonggi Province, Republic of Korea. As the former spokesperson and advisor for Human Rights Advocacy for the Ministerial Alliance of Midland, Texas, she led Protestant, Catholic, and Evangelical parishes in the hometown of President George W. Bush to network with their national and international counterparts to promote human rights advocacy efforts. The Midland Ministerial Alliance is well known for their advocacy efforts internationally and participation in interfaith dialogue and peace negotiations in Sudan. Deborah also serves as an advisory board member for Harvard University's Center for Health and Global Environment. 
Deborah completed her undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and a masters degree from the University of Texas. She is a graduate degree candidate in international human rights law at Oxford University. Deborah is married to J. Stanley Fikes, Jr.. They have two daughters, and they divide their time between homes in Washington, D.C. and Texas. Deborah also travels internationally to encourage dialogue and partnerships that promote human rights and peace initiatives through positive outreach efforts.