President Trump picked Callista Gingrich to serve as ambassador to the Vatican, the White House announced Friday evening.

Gingrich, who is Catholic, is the wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, whom Trump had considered as his running mate before ultimately opting for then-Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.

The White House touted her membership in the choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., in announcing her role.

Gingrich has worked as CEO of Gingrich Productions, a multimedia production and consulting company based in Arlington, Va., for the past decade. She previously served as a congressional aide and has written two children's books and co-authored a book called Rediscovering God in America.