Plenary Speakers

Steven Garber, Ph.D.

Steven Garber, Ph.D.

Founder and Principal, Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation, & Culture

Dr. Steven Garber has a classroom among many people in many places. As the founder and principal of the Washington Institute, the heart of his own calling is that people understand the integral character of faith, vocation, and culture. He is the author of The Fabric of Faithfulness: Weaving Together Belief and Behavior (Second Ed., 2007).

William Messenger, D.Min.

William Messenger, D.Min.

Executive Editor, The Theology of Work Project, Inc.

William Messenger serves on the board of directors of ArQule, Inc. An ordained Episcopal minister, he has taught at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Laidlaw-Carey, RPI, and Holy Cross and is the past director of the Mockler Center for Faith and Ethics in the Workplace at Gordon-Conwell. He previously worked at IBM, Goldman-Sachs, McKinsey, and Advanced Metabolic Systems.

Amy L. Sherman

Amy L. Sherman

Senior Fellow, Sagamore Institute

Dr. Amy L. Sherman is the author of six books, most recently Kingdom Calling: Vocational Stewardship for the Common Good (IVP). She was named in 2012 by Christianity Today as one of the 50 most influential Evangelical women shaping the U.S. church and culture.


Theology Panel

Jeannine Brown, Ph.D.
Professor of New Testament, Hermeneutics, and Integration
Bethel Seminary

Paul Ferris, Ph.D.
Institute for Biblical Research
Kern Fellow

Kyle Roberts, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Bethel Seminary
Kierkegaard Scholar

Workplace Panel

Dan Addington
Artist and Owner
Addington Gallery

Tess Bademan
Language Arts Teacher, Coordinator of writing center
South View Middle School

Mary Pawlenty
Gilbert Mediation Center
Retired District Court Judge

Church Panel

Daniel Harrell
Senior Minister
Colonial Church, Edina, Minn.

Joel Johnson
Senior Pastor
Westwood Community Church, Chanhassen, Minn.

Amy Sherman, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow
Sagamore Institute