Pastor Paul Goulet delivers a sermon at the nondenominational International Church of Las Vegas in December. Goulet, leader for 23 years of the nondenominational International Church of Las Vegas, was announced Dec. 1 as state campaign chairman for Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson. The selection marked the culmination of a gradual political awakening for Canadian-born Goulet, who became an American citizen only half a year ago after living in the United States for decades. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)