Presenters and Breakout Leaders

Katherine Leary Alsdorf
Senior Fellow,
Redeemer
City to City

Beckett Headshot

John Beckett
Chairman,
The Beckett Companies

Steve Bell
President, CEO
Bellmont Cabinet Company

Y. Marc Belton
Principal, Wisefellows
Consulting, Former Executive
with General Mills

Tod Bolsinger

Tod Bolsinger
Vice President,
Vocation & Formation,
Fuller Theological Seminary

Chris Brooks
Senior Pastor,
Evangel Ministries

Bryan Carter
Senior Pastor
Concord Church
Dallas, TX

Denise Daniels
Professor of Management
Associate Dean,
Seattle Pacific University

Mark Davis
Senior Pastor,
Park Cities Presbyterian Church

John Dyer
Director of Communications
& Ed. Technology,
Dallas Theological Seminary

Margo Engberg
Owner
Pinkabella Cupcakes

Al Erisman
Executive in Residence,
Seattle Pacific University
Co-Chair, Theology of Work

Greg Forster
Director,
Oikonomia Network

David Gill
Mockler-Phillips Prof of Workplace
Theology & Ethics,
Gordon-Conwell Seminary

Marcus Goodyear
Director of Communications
Operations,
The H. E. Butt
Family Foundation

Mark Greene
Executive Director,
London Institute for
Contemporary Christianity

Tali Hairston
Director,
John M. Perkins Center
Seattle Pacific University

Robert Harp
Director of Strategic Initiatives,
Crowell School of Business,
Biola

Bill Hendricks
Director of Christian Leadership,
The Hendricks Center,
Dallas Theological Seminary

Matthew Henry
Chief Information Officer,
LeTourneau University

Doug Hunter

Doug Hunter
Executive Director,
Whitfield Center for
Christian Leadership

Kent Johnson
Senior Counsel,
Texas Instruments
Incorporated

Willy Kotiuga
Senior Director,
Strategic Studies

Alistair Mackenzie
Teaching Fellow Laidlaw College
(New Zealand)
Theology of Work Project

Helen Mitchell
Talbot Center for
Faith, Work and Economics
Biola Adjunct Faculty

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Ed Moy
38th Director of
the United States Mint
(2006-2011)

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Douglas Napier
Sr. Counsel, Executive Dir.
of ADF International,
Alliance Defending Freedom

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Tom Nelson
Senior Pastor,
Christ Community Church
President, Made to Flourish

Bill Peel
Executive Director,
Center for Faith & Work,
LeTourneau University

Randy Pope
Attorney,
Pope & Pope, P.A.
Hattiesburg, Mississippi

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Chuck Proudfit
President,
At Work on Purpose

Mark Roberts Headshot

Mark Roberts
Exec. Director, Max De Pree
Center for Leadership,
Fuller Seminary

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Matt Rusten
Executive Director,
Made to Flourish

John Samuel
Former Chief
Postmaster General, India

Ron Scates
Interim Senior Pastor,
First Presbyterian Church,
San Antonio, TX

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Dr. Charlie Self
Director of City Development,
Made To Flourish
and Professor, AGTS

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Mike Sharrow
CEO,
The C12 Group

Amy Sherman
Senior Fellow,
Sagamore Institute

Grant Skeldon
Founder & Executive Director,
INITIATIVE

Lisa Slayton
CEO
Pittsburgh Leadership
Foundation

John Terrill
Executive Director,
Stephen & Laurel Brown
Foundation (UpperHouse)

Lee Truax
President/CEO,
CBMC, Inc.

Larry Ward
Senior Pastor
Abundant Life

Sherron Watkins
Former Enron VP.
Enron Whistleblower

Eric Welch
VP of Business & Sector
Initiatives at Institute
for Faith, Work & Economics

Breon Wells
President & Founder,
The Daniel Initiative

Paul Williams
Research Professor,
Regent College
Chief Executive, Bible Society

Pioneers

John M. Perkins

Bible Teacher, Author, Speaker

John M. Perkins was born into Mississippi poverty, the son of a sharecropper. He fled to California when he was 17 after his older brother was killed. Although Dr. Perkins vowed never to return, in 1960 after he accepted Christ, he returned to his boyhood home to share the gospel of Christ with those still living in the region. He summarizes his philosophy of Christian ministry in the “three Rs”—Relocation, Redistribution and Reconciliation. Perkins’ Christian witness included economic development, healthcare, voter registration, and so many other things from the early days of his faith journey. Dr. Perkins believes that “the best welfare program is a job.” He is one of the leading evangelical voices in grassroots economic development in at-risk communities and is the Co-founder of the Christian Community Development Association. Despite dropping out of school in the third grade, Dr. Perkins is an author and international speaker and teacher on issues of racial reconciliation, leadership, and community development. For his tireless work, he received honorary doctorates from thirteen universities. 

Dick Halverson

United States Senate Chaplain, Pastor, Author

Richard C. Halverson served from 1958 until 1981 as the Senior Pastor of the Fourth Presbyterian Church, in Bethesda, Maryland and as the Chaplain of the United States Senate from 1981 until 1994. He was an associate of the National Prayer Breakfast movement starting in 1956 along with Bill Bright. Halverson was famous for sending his congregation out with this benediction, “Wherever you go, God is sending you, wherever you are, God has put you there; He has a purpose in your being there. Christ who indwells you has something He wants to do through you where you are. Believe this and go in His grace and love and power.”

“And what of the church work which is done in and for the church organization? Its purpose is to equip each member to do the work for the church Monday through Saturday. All the programs within the church are for the purpose of enabling the church to do the work of ministry between Sundays when she is invisible as a congregation.” Richard Halverson, How I Changed My Thinking about the Church. 

Dorothy L. Sayers

Bible Teacher, Author, Speaker

Dorothy Leigh Sayers was an Oxford-educated scholar and the contemporary of such literary luminaries as G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, and Agatha Christie. She is a renowned crime writer, poet, playwright, and essayist, however, Sayers herself considered her translation of Dante’s Divine Comedy to be her best work. She wrote several influential essays on the topic of vocation and work. She was an outspoken advocate of the sacredness of secular work. In her classic “Why Work?,” she argues that work is not something we do to live, but something we should live to do—and one of the chief ways we glorify God.

“I asked that it [work] should be looked upon, not as a necessary drudgery to be undergone for the purpose of making money, but as a way of life in which the nature of man should find its proper exercise and delight and so fulfill itself to the glory of God.”
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Paul Stevens

Professor, Author, Pastor, Carpenter

R. Paul Stevens joined the Regent College faculty in 1987 as Associate Professor of Applied Theology. Dr. Stevens was named Professor Emeritus of Marketplace Theology and Leadership in 2005 and continues to teach courses frequently at Regent. Dr. Stevens is a craftsman with wood, words, and images and has worked as a carpenter, a student counselor, a pastor, and a professor. His personal mission is to empower the whole people of God to integrate their faith and life from Monday to Sunday. Books include: Work Matters: Lessons from Scripture, Taking Your Soul to Work: Overcoming the Nine Deadly Sins of the Workplace and The Other Six Days: Vocation, Work and Ministry in Biblical Perspective. 


Photo from Regent College.

C. William “Bill” Pollard

CEO, Author, Speaker

C. William “Bill” Pollard joined ServiceMaster in 1977 and has served not once but twice as its chief executive officer. During his leadership of the company, ServiceMaster was recognized by Fortune magazine as the No.1 service company among the Fortune 500 and also was included in its list of its most admired companies and achieved market leadership in each of its markets and substantial growth in shareholder value. He is the author of several books including: The Soul of the Firm, The Heart of a Business Ethic and Serving Two Masters? Reflections on God and Profit. In April 2004, he received the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Business Ethics at Notre Dame.

Schedule for the [email protected] Summit 2016

Below is an interactive mobile friendly schedule of the [email protected] Summit.

Thursday Evening, October 27

4:00 p.m.

Check-in Opens

7:00 p.m.

Plenary 1— Deeper, Broader, Stronger: Moving from [email protected] 101 to 201

The Summit will open with two plenaries looking back and looking forward at critical challenges to the [email protected] Movement, followed by a lively panel discussion between veteran [email protected] leaders. The opening session will orient participants and set the stage for the two days ahead.

Beckett Headshot

John Beckett
Chairman,
The Beckett Companies

David Gill
Mockler-Phillips Prof of Workplace
Theology & Ethics,
Gordon-Conwell Seminary

Matthew Henry
Chief Information Officer,
LeTourneau University

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Mark Roberts
Exec. Director, Max De Pree
Center for Leadership,
Fuller Seminary

Lisa Slayton
CEO
Pittsburgh Leadership
Foundation

Larry Ward
Senior Pastor
Abundant Life

Bill Hendricks
Director of Christian Leadership,
The Hendricks Center,
Dallas Theological Seminary

Willy Kotiuga
Senior Director,
Strategic Studies

9:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Friday Morning, October 28

7:30 a.m.

Coffee and Conversation

At breakfast on Friday and Saturday, sponsor organizations will have designated tables where conference attendees can learn about various organizations.

Devotional

Mark Davis
Senior Pastor,
Park Cities Presbyterian Church

8:30 a.m.

Plenary 2 – Deeper: Four Opportunities for Growth

We will focus on new ground the [email protected] Movement needs to cover.

Vocational Opportunity- Going Deeper

How can we help Christians develop a deeper understanding of their calling and how they can serve Christ in their particular work? 

Amy Sherman
Senior Fellow,
Sagamore Institute

Corporate Opportunity- Going Inside

How can we build Christian community (ERGs) within companies and corporations? 

Kent Johnson
Senior Counsel,
Texas Instruments
Incorporated

City-Impact Opportunity – Reaching Wider

How can we break down silos and develop collaborative networks within cities?

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Chuck Proudfit
President,
At Work on Purpose

Cultural Opportunity – Standing Up

How do Christians face the challenges of a secular culture and the pressures this brings to workplace?

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Douglas Napier
Sr. Counsel, Executive Dir.
of ADF International,
Alliance Defending Freedom

[email protected] Pioneer: Bill Pollard

We recognize that we stand on the shoulders of men and women who have gone before us. We will honor five [email protected] Pioneers, in keeping with the tradition begun at the first Summit.

Al Erisman
Executive in Residence,
Seattle Pacific University
Co-Chair, Theology of Work

10:30 a.m.

Plenary 3 – Broader: New Audiences to Address

Friday morning’s focus will continue as we identify four groups the [email protected] Movement should intensify its efforts to address.

Economically Challenged

How can we bring [email protected] and economic flourishing to the underserved?

Chris Brooks
Senior Pastor,
Evangel Ministries

Young Adults in the Workplace

Opening Doors: How can we bring Millennials & Gen X into the leadership of the [email protected] movement?

Grant Skeldon
Founder & Executive Director,
INITIATIVE

Women at Work

How can we address the needs of women and draw more of them into the [email protected] movement?

Denise Daniels
Professor of Management
Associate Dean,
Seattle Pacific University

Faith and Work for the Rest of Us

“Faith and Work for the Rest of Us.” How can we address the needs of workers at all strata of society and draw more of them into the [email protected] movement?

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Dr. Charlie Self
Director of City Development,
Made To Flourish
and Professor, AGTS

[email protected] Pioneer: John Perkins

We recognize that we stand on the shoulders of men and women who have gone before us. We will honor five [email protected] Pioneers, in keeping with the tradition begun at the first Summit.

Tali Hairston
Director,
John M. Perkins Center
Seattle Pacific University

Friday Afternoon, October 28

12:00 p.m.

Breakout 1 – Opportunities and Obstacles in Six Key Sectors

Working Lunch

Participants will break into six groups by sector: Commercial Business; Technology and Science; Health Care; Law and Government; Education; and Arts and Media. Each group will identify obstacles, opportunities, and resources specific to their sector.

Steve Bell
President, CEO
Bellmont Cabinet Company

John Dyer
Director of Communications
& Ed. Technology,
Dallas Theological Seminary

Breon Wells
President & Founder,
The Daniel Initiative

John Terrill
Executive Director,
Stephen & Laurel Brown Foundation (UpperHouse)

Randy Pope
Attorney,
Pope & Pope, P.A.
Hattiesburg, Mississippi

[email protected] Pioneer: Dorothy Sayers

We recognize that we stand on the shoulders of men and women who have gone before us. We will honor five [email protected] Pioneers, in keeping with the tradition begun at the first Summit.

Mark Greene
Executive Director,
London Institute for
Contemporary Christianity

1:30 p.m.

Plenary 4 – Case Studies of [email protected]

Upon reconvening, participants will hear examples of [email protected] from six different sectors. Six Personal Stories of People Living Their Faith at Work

Katherine Leary Alsdorf
Senior Fellow,
Redeemer City to City

Y. Marc Belton
Principal, Wisefellows Consulting,
Former Executive with GM

Ed Moy Headshot

Ed Moy
38th Director of
the United States Mint
(2006-2011)

John Samuel
Former Chief
Postmaster General, India

Margo Engberg
Owner
Pinkabella Cupcakes

Sherron Watkins
Former Enron VP.
Enron Whistleblower

[email protected] Pioneer: Paul Stevens

We recognize that we stand on the shoulders of men and women who have gone before us. We will honor five [email protected] Pioneers, in keeping with the tradition begun at the first Summit.

Paul Williams
Research Professor,
Regent College
Chief Executive, Bible Society

4:15 p.m.

Strategic Table Conversations – Trending Topics and Best Practices

Participants attend breakouts of their choice to discuss trending topics, best practices, and next-level ideas.

  • The Gospel at Work: How can we motivate and equip the millions of Christian workers to be salt and light in their workplace?
  • Doing Business in a Secular Society: How can Christian leaders negotiate changing cultural norms?
  • Work – Survival and Human Dignity: How can Christians extend economic opportunity to the under-opportunitied?
  • Engaging Millennials: How can we harness the passions of today’s largest generation in the workforce for kingdom impact?
  • Keeping Boomers Engaged: How do we keep older Christians engaged for kingdom impact?
  • Others to come

Marcus Goodyear
Director of Communications
Operations,
The H. E. Butt
Family Foundation

Greg Forster
Director,
Oikonomia Network

Friday Evening, October 28

5:30 p.m.

Networking Conversations

Dinner

After the afternoon breakout, conference participants will be free to network over dinner on their own in the 30+ different restaurants and eateries in the Galleria.

Saturday Morning, October 29

7:30 a.m.

Coffee and Conversation

At breakfast on Friday and Saturday, sponsor organizations will have designated tables where conference attendees can learn about various organizations.

Devotional

Bryan Carter
Senior Pastor
Concord Church
Dallas, TX

8:30 a.m.

Plenary 5 – Stronger: The Church’s Vital Role

Saturday will focus on the critical nature of the church to the [email protected] Movement and the movement’s importance to the church.

The Importance of the Workplace-Church Connection

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Tom Nelson
Senior Pastor,
Christ Community Church
President, Made to Flourish

What Pastors Need from Workplace Christians

Mark Roberts Headshot

Mark Roberts
Exec. Director, Max De Pree
Center for Leadership,
Fuller Seminary

The Language of Whole-Life Discipleship

Mark Greene
Executive Director,
London Institute for
Contemporary Christianity

What the Church needs from Seminaries

Tod Bolsinger

Tod Bolsinger
Vice President,
Vocation & Formation,
Fuller Theological Seminary

What are Churches doing?

Alistair Mackenzie
Teaching Fellow Laidlaw College
(New Zealand)
Theology of Work Project

[email protected] Pioneer: Dick Halverson

We recognize that we stand on the shoulders of men and women who have gone before us. We will honor five [email protected] Pioneers, in keeping with the tradition begun at the first Summit. 

Ron Scates
Interim Senior Pastor,
First Presbyterian Church,
San Antonio, TX

10:30 a.m.

Breakout 2 – Whole-life Discipleship

In response to the presentations, participants will break into five groups (university leaders, seminary leaders, marketplace ministries, local church leaders, workplace/business leaders) to discuss solutions each can offer to foster greater cooperation with the church in developing whole-life disciples.

Greg Forster
Director,
Oikonomia Network

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Matt Rusten
Executive Director,
Made to Flourish

Lisa Slayton
CEO
Pittsburgh Leadership
Foundation

Robert Harp
Director of Strategic Initiatives,
Crowell School of Business,
Biola

Sharrow Self Headshot

Mike Sharrow
CEO,
The C12 Group

Helen Mitchell
Talbot Center for
Faith, Work and Economics
Biola Adjunct Faculty

Doug Hunter

Doug Hunter
Executive Director,
Whitfield Center for
Christian Leadership

Amy Sherman
Senior Fellow,
Sagamore Institute

11:40 a.m.

Plenary 6 – Carpe Diem: Claiming Everyday for God

The Summit will close with a challenge from John Perkins. 

12:30 p.m.

 

Summit Closing

Summit Postscript

We anticipate that breakout sessions will provide a rich source of information and resources. The conference co-chairs will work with breakout session leaders to create a repository of each group’s report. Group participants will have the opportunity to add to the reports.