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Women in the Workforce: A Reception for Ministry and Marketplace Professionals

Date Thursday, October 4, 2018
5 - 6:30 p.m.
FeaturingA panel of professional women in a variety of workplace and ministry roles
Location Thrivent Financial, 625 South 4th Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Instructions for GuestsParking will be paid for by attendees; more details coming soon. The reception will be held in Thrivent’s second floor gathering space.
Cost$10 per person; all attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Katelyn Beaty's new book, A Woman's Place.
RegistrationSpace is limited; register today! Register
SponsorsBethel Seminary's Work with Purpose Initiative and Thrivent Financial

Event Description

Have you considered how your work allows you to participate in God's redemptive story? As a woman in a professional marketplace or ministry role, you are a reflection of God's creation. We want to help you see the connection between your faith and what happens each day in your vocation.

Join us for a networking reception where you'll gather with like-minded women to make new connections, renew friendships, and get recharged after the workday. Be blessed by a time of fellowship that includes refreshments, light appetizers, and conversation with a panel of professional women. Grow your circle of influence as you build mutually encouraging relationships.

You'll spend time reflecting on:

  • How your faith is integrated into your daily work
  • New ways in which God is leading you
  • What vocational theology means for you personally
  • How to look for "God moments" throughout your workday

About the Panelists

Katelyn Beaty is the author of A Woman's Place: A Christian Vision for Your Calling in the Office, the Home, and the World and an editor at large at Christianity Today, where she previously served as the magazine's youngest and first female managing editor. An Ohio native, Katelyn graduated from Calvin College and studied theology at the University of Oxford before settling in the Chicago suburbs. She has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Atlantic, and she currently works part-time as an acquisitions editor at InterVarsity Press while continuing to write and speak across the country. Visit her website, KatelynBeaty.com, to learn more.

Donna Harris, Ed.D., is the president of Minnehaha Academy, a Christian school founded in 1913 by Swedish immigrants that enrolls students in grades pre-K through 12. She was previously the assistant superintendent and chief academic officer at Valley Christian Schools, which had an enrollment of 2,500 students. Donna formerly taught in public schools with a bilingual elementary and secondary teaching credential, twice receiving Intel Corporation’s prestigious Innovation in Teaching award. She has spoken on topics such as project-based learning, integration of technology, governance, strategic planning, and school improvement, and she has written on diversity in the Christian school. Donna holds a ministerial license with the Evangelical Covenant Church and is currently pursuing Ordination to Word and Service.

Additional panelists coming soon.

About the Moderator

Stephanie O'Brien is a lead pastor at Mill City Church in Minneapolis. Within the Bethel Seminary community, she is the director of the Ministry Scholars program, an adjunct preaching instructor, and the Women in the Workforce coordinator for the Work with Purpose Initiative. Stephanie is the executive producer and co-presenter for the Lead Stories Media podcast along with Jo Saxton, and she blogs at pastorsteph.com. She loves to tell stories about how everyone can have influence for the kingdom of God in their everyday lives.


Contact Work with Purpose Initiative Manager Tessa Pinkstaff at 651.638.6480 or tessa-pinkstaff@bethel.edu.


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