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.
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.
- Katherine Leary Alsdorf, founder of Redeemer’s Center for Faith and Work and co-author with Tim Keller of Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work
- Andy Crouch, executive editor for Christianity Today and author of Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling
- Brian Fikkert, professor of economics and community development at Covenant College, founder and president of the Chalmers Center for Economic Development at Covenant College and co-author of When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor…and Yourself
- Peter Greer, president of Hope International and co-author of The Poor Will Be Glad
- Makoto Fujimura, director of Fuller’s Brehm Center and author of Refractions: A Journey of Faith, Art and Culture
- Scott Rae, professor of Christian ethics and dean of the gaculty, Talbot School of Theology
- Charlie Self, director of city development here at Made to Flourish and author of Flourishing Churches and Communities: A Pentecostal Primer on Faith, Work and Economics for Spirit-Empowered Discipleship
- Helen Mitchell, director of Talbot Center for Faith, Work and Economics and founder and principal of HelenMitchell.Org
- Will Messenger, executive editor of the Theology of Work Project
- David Kim, executor director for Center for Faith and Work and pastor of faith and work at Redeemer Presbyterian Church
- Bethany Jenkins, director of The Gospel Coalition’s Every Square Inch, the director of vocational & career development at The King’s College, and the founder of The Park Forum
- Bob Lupton, founder of Focused Community Strategies and author of Toxic Charity, Theirs is the Kingdom, Renewing the City, and Charity Detox
- John Bryon, professor of New Testament and greek at Ashland Seminary in Ashland, Ohio, and author of the commentary on 1 and 2 Thessalonians (The Story of God Bible Commentary Series)
- Paul Williams, research professor of marketplace theology and leadership at Regent College
- Michael Lindsay, president of Gordon College
- Greg Thompson, executive director of New City Commons
- Emily Gum, managing director of New City Commons
- Joshua Yates, research assistant professor of sociology at the University of Virginia and director of Thriving Cities Project
- Aaron Richardson, executive director of the EMERG CDC and director of the Masters Men Men’s Ministry at Evangel Ministries
- Hugh Halter, national director of Missio
- Brad Brisco, church planting strategist for a network of churches in Kansas City and co-author of Missional Essentials
- Tim Dearborn, associate director for faith and development at World Vision International and author of Beyond Duty: A Passion for Christ, Heart for Mission and The Local Church in a Global Future
- Neil Hudson, director of Imagine Project Director and author of Imagine Church
- Tyler Johnson, lead pastor of Redemption Church
- Brad Griffin, associate director of the Fuller Youth Institute
- Jim Mullins, pastor of vocational and theological formation, Redemption Church
- Aaron Dailey, pastor of Redemption Church and Business Development Director for Joseph’s Coat Painting
- Brian Brown, owner of Joseph’s Coat Painting
- Oye Waddell, founder and executive director of Hustle PHX
- Artie Lindsay, teaching pastor at Tabernacle Community Church
- Geoff Hsu, executive director, Flourish San Diego
- Ethan Daly, director of Strategy and Partnerships for Sunshine Enterprises
- Joel Hamernick, executive director of Sunshine Gospel Ministries
- Pete Blodgett, pastor of Woodlawn Community Church and the discipleship coordinator of Sunshine Gospel Ministries
- Lawrence Ward, senior pastor at Abundant Life Church
- Al Erisman, executive in residence and the past director for the Center for Integrity in Business in the School of Business and Economics at Seattle Pacific University
- Donald Guthrie, director of the PhD (Educational Studies) and professor of Educational Ministries, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School