Our Faculty

amy_sherman250Amy Sherman
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.”)

stevegarberSteven Garber
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.

 

nelson, tomDSC_0494Tom Nelson
Tom Nelson is the president of Made to Flourish and pastor at Christ Community Church, Kansas City.

He is the author of Work Matters: Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work.

You can learn more about him on his staff page.

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