Toejam and Earle
Joe Earle directed the Iowa Christian Alliance's outreach efforts and was Coalitions Director for BC04. Romney has put together a strong Iowa organization and this was one role he had yet to fill making this an important add for him. Earle clearly has relationships in the soco community that will be valuable to Romney, in the same way Popma and Hurley have been valuable to McCain and Brownback respectively.
Earle will not be a fulltime employee as he is currently pursuing a masters of divinity at Faith Baptist Seminary in Ankeny.