Work + Faith

Online Speaker Series

Barbara Elliott, founder of The WorkFaith Connection, joins us November 19th for the Work + Faith Online Speaker Series. In this series, our CEO Anthony Flynn interviews distinguished professionals who exemplify living at the center of work and faith, making it a priority to reflect Christ-centered lives while empowering others to do the same. We’re excited to hear from Barbara, as she is a dynamic leader, founder, author and professor.



November 19 / 9am CST



Founder, The WorkFaith Connection
Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts,
Houston Baptist University

Barbara Elliott is the founder of the Center for Cultural Renewal, a resource center she founded for faith-based organizations working to renew the cities of America. She is also the founder of The WorkFaith Connection. Barbara is currently a professor in the Honors College of Houston Baptist University.

Upcoming Schedule




Senior Vice President of
Human Resources for FedEx Ground


Previous Speakers



In our October Work + Faith Online Speaker Series, we talked with our friend Chris Winton (Senior Vice President, Human Resources FedEx Ground). Chris shared with us about his experience finding a career through nontraditional paths and allowing adversity to shape and grow him positively. He shared how living out his purpose of helping people reach their full potential launched him into his current position. I hope you were as inspired as we were from our time together.

Kemmons "Kem"

Wilson III

In our July Work + Faith Online Speaker Series, we talked with our friend Kem Wilson III (Principal at Kemmons Wilson Companies). Kem shared with us how he learned by example to carry on his grandfather's legacy of treating others with dignity and respect. We also heard about Kem's heart for giving back, both personally with a South Memphis youth outreach and professionally with KWC staff volunteer hours. I hope you were as inspired as I was from our time together.



In September, we spoke with our friend Candace Matthews  (Amway's Chief Reputation Officer) in the Work + Faith Online Speaker Series. We heard about Candace’s experiences of relying on God to open windows when the doors are closed, finding a network of support as a means to take care of oneself and one’s career, and investing time and energy into others. I hope you were as inspired as I was from our time together.



In our July Work + Faith Online Speaker Series, we talked with our friend Andy Crouch (partner for theology and culture at Praxis; M.Div. Boston University School of Theology). Andy discussed topics from his book Strong and Weak: Embracing a Life of Love, Risk and True Flourishing. We heard about Andy’s perspective on power, and how to utilize authority and vulnerability so that we may flourish in our everyday lives, and in our experiences with others.



In June, we featured Jessica Kim (Co-Founder of Ianacare, Venture Partner at Praxis Labs) in the Work + Faith Online Speaker Series. Jessica spoke on her experiences utilizing her positions of power to affect systemic change on her own ventures and elsewhere, giving voice to her faith in the workplace by sharing her story, and using her grief as a catalyst to develop ways to help others in need through the development of her most recent business, an online platform for family caregivers.



In our inaugural Work + Faith Online Speaker Series in May, we heard from Rodney Bullard (President of Chick-fil-A Foundation and VP of Corporate Social Responsibility for Chick-fil-A Corporation). Rodney shared his heart and told us about working in Washington D.C. at the White House, NASA, Pentagon and Department of Justice, prioritizing service and giving back in each chapter of his career, and living out God’s perfect plan for his life that ultimately led him to working at the C-level of Chick-Fil-A.