Our Advisory Council
Dr. Amy L. Sherman is a Senior Fellow at the Sagamore Institute for Policy Research, where she directs the Center on Faith in Communities. She likes to describe the work of the Center as that of being “a minister to ministries.” She provides training and consulting to churches and nonprofits seeking to transform their communities for the common good.
Dr. Sherman is the author of six books, including Kingdom Calling, and some 75+ published articles in such diverse periodicals as Christianity Today, First Things, The Public Interest, Policy Review, Prism, The Christian Century, and Books & Culture.
She serves as the editorial director for FASTEN, a capacity building project for faith-based organizations that offers a robust website of practical resources for ministry practitioners.
Sherman is the founder and former executive director of Charlottesville Abundant Life Ministries, an evangelical nonprofit assisting low-income, inner-city families. She has served on the advisory board of the Christian Community Development Association for several years.
A passionate participant in the fight against violent injustice around the world, Sherman serves as a Senior Fellow at the International Justice Mission’s IJM Institute. IJM is the leading Christian human rights agency engaged in the fight against modern-day slavery and human trafficking.
Her undergraduate degree is from Messiah College and her graduate degrees are from the University of Virginia.
Sherman is a long-time member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, VA. Her life verse is Micah 6:8 (“He has shown you, O Man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God.”)
Steven Garber is the principal of The Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation & Culture, which is focused on reframing the way people understand life, especially the meaning of vocation and the common good.
A consultant to foundations, corporations and educational institutions, he is a teacher of many people in many places. The author of The Fabric of Faithfulness: Weaving Together Belief and Behavior, and Visions of Vocation: Common Grace for the Common Good, he is also a contributor to the books, Faith Goes to Work: Reflections from the Marketplace, and Get Up Off Your Knees: Preaching the U2 Catalogue. He lives with his wife Meg in Virginia.
Katherine Leary Alsdorf
Katherine Leary Alsdorf is the founder & former executive director of Redeemer’s Center for Faith & Work and co-author with Tim Keller of Every Good Endeavor. She came to Redeemer in 2002 to establish the Center for Faith & Work and help nurture a meaningful integration between people’s faith and their professional work. Prior to this ministry role at Redeemer, Katherine served 20 years in the high tech industry. In California, she served as CEO of Pensare, Inc., an online management education company, and CEO of One Touch Systems, Inc., a hardware/software products company. Before that, she was president of Private Satellite Network, a communications network and services company in New York City. She also worked in various consulting, sales, and marketing roles, primarily in the technology sector.
She received an MBA from The Darden School, University of Virginia, and a BA in Psychology and Education from Wittenberg University. She became a Christian mid-career in NYC through the ministries of Redeemer Presbyterian Church and has taken seminary classes at Regent College in Vancouver. She also serves on the Theology of Work Project Steering Committee.
Pastor Brooks is the Senior Pastor of Evangel Ministries, a thriving 1600 member church in the heart of Detroit. In 2009, Christopher published his first book, Kingdom Dreaming and finished his second book, Urban Apologetics in 2014.
He is also the daily host of “Equipped for Life”, airing daily on the Salem Network, 1500 AM and a national live show “Equipped with Chris Brooks”, airing daily on Moody Radio.
He was appointed the Campus Dean of Moody Theological Seminary’s Michigan Campus in September, 2013.
David Miller is the director of the Princeton University Faith & Work Initiative and the associate research scholar and lecturer. David brings an unusual “bilingual” perspective to the academic and business world. Before receiving his Ph.D. in ethics, he spent 16 years in senior executive positions in international business and finance.