James Muffett

Mr. Joseph Cecil

President, Student Statesmanship Institute

Joseph Cecil serves as the President of SSI and is an alumnus of the SSI LEAD Summer Program. Previously, he worked in the Michigan House of Representatives as a Legislative Director and Member Advisor. He has also been privileged to work with many local and statewide campaigns.

Joseph brings engaging, relevant messages with a humor and authenticity that uplifts listeners of all ages. He is passionate about empowering young people and equipping them to be effective leaders. As a speaker, he keeps that passion at the forefront, challenging teens to take ownership of their faith and be active in their communities. He also speaks to adults about political engagement, American history, their responsibility to equip and disciple, and other topics. Joseph has been a featured speaker at churches, schools, and conferences across Michigan.

He has been married to Charlie Ann since 2015 and together they are raising two dynamic boys. Outside of the office, Joseph enjoys spending time with family, collecting books that he will certainly read someday, and being an active member of his church and community.

James Muffett

Mr. James Muffett

Founder, Student Statesmanship Institute

James brings a vibrant vision that inspires young and old to be representatives of Christ in this generation and the next! He has spoken to churches, schools, rallies, conferences and conventions across Michigan and throughout the country.

James is an ordained minister who currently serves as an elder and worship leader in his church. He has been married to Margot for nearly 40 years and is the proud father of five children.



Sowing and reaping across generations

An inspiring Biblical and historical perspective of God’s faithfulness in the past, present, and future.

The Greatest Story Never Told

A dynamic presentation reminding us of the important role of faith in our national heritage.

Ambassadors for Christ

 An insightful look at our important mission to positively influence our culture as representatives of God’s eternal kingdom on the earth.

Breaking the cycle of low expectations

A timely message that inspires young and old to realize their full God-given potential.

We Have a destiny

An inspirational reminder that God has a divine plan for each individual and that we should passionately pursue His purpose in our lives.

christians and the public square

Responsible Christian Citizenship

Understanding our civic stewardship responsibilities as citizens of both Heaven and earth.

A reason for hope

A call for believers to effectively defend traditional Judeo-Christian values in the public arena.

Religious Freedom & public schools

Important information about the original intent of the First Amendment and current legal interpretations on religious expression.

God or Caesar

A timely presentation on the proper role of government through the lens of scripture.

A Christian Approach to Culture

A call to influence the world for Christ rather than be influenced by the world.

Speaking Engagement Request

Joseph Cecil and James Muffett speak to a wide variety of audiences, including churches, civic groups, schools and homeschool groups, and conferences across Michigan. To bring Joseph or James to speak to your group, fill out the form below and our staff will follow up with you. If you have questions, you can call the office at 517-321-6233 or email


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