A quarterly lunch at Galvanize in Boulder where we feature speakers who encourage us to explore our work and faith.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for The Politics of Neighborly Love. We were challenged to grow and comforted, even with the tension surrounding politics today. On Thurs, Sept 24 at noon, Boulder Faith + Work will hold a local discussion on these issues via Zoom. Erik Hanson, lead pastor of Grace Commons Church, will host and Doug Smith will moderate. If you missed the event, you can watch the recording and view the discussion guide so you can join us for this discussion. Register in order to receive the Zoom link.
Past Lunch series
Our Fall Lunch Series featured Cameron Anderson—artist, author, speaker / Associate Director, Upper House (a faith & culture organization serving University of Wisconsin).
The Spring Lunch Series featured Cameron Anderson—artist, author, speaker / Associate Director, Upper House (a faith & culture organization serving University of Wisconsin.
Our Winter Lunch Series speakers have a passion for their recreation. Anne-Worley Moelter, CEO and Founder of Movement Climbing + Fitness, and Mike Burdon, a climber and missionary, joined us on the panel. Watch on Facebook to learn how recreation fuels our spiritual curiosity and vocation.
In October, we were joined by the Scobeys, a husband and wife team, who built an internationally recognized photography studio with work ranging from Oscar films to capturing simple moments. Artists inspire our imagination and appreciation for creation and beauty which God intended. Let’s explore how the arts can inspire innovation in our work and City.
Small Business Owners
In April we featured a panel discussion amongst local, small business leaders including Catherine Bean of Element Properties and Kimberly Bixel sharing her venture capital experience and owning, managing veterinary hospitals and several other speakers.
Back by popular demand, Max Anderson spoke on Redemptive Entrepreneurship. Click on the links to learn more about Weekend Reader and the 3D printing homes in 24 hours shared by Max as a solution to the global housing crisis.
Brian Gray is the COO of Denver Institute for Faith and Work and the Director of the 5280 Fellowship program. His vocation includes moving ideas out into life through relationships and conversation – whether that applies to God, work, the Church, good beer, or Liverpool Football Club. He married way out of his league, and spends most of his free-time being parented by his two daughters.
Doctor Bill Kinnard specializes in Pulmonary Medicine and tackles the diagnostic challenges that can arise in people with lung diseases. His calling is coming alongside people during these difficult times and working with these brave patients. For him and his patients, carving out a small victory like making it to a special graduation or that one last baseball season is incredibly rewarding. For the past few years (and he hopes more to come), he and his wife, also a physician, have been traveling to Tanzania, once a year, to work in a Mission hospital. They always feel they gain more than they give on these trips.
Sheri Smith is the Partner, Founder & CEO-Indigo Project. She graduated from American University with a B.A. in International Studies and holds an M.A. from Georgetown University in Communication, Culture and Technology. In college, Sheri interned at the State Department for Vital Voices, an initiative started by Hillary Clinton. Here Sheri recognized her passion for helping people find their voice and inspiring them to catalyze change in the world. Shifting her career focus to corporate consulting, She discovered the power of assessment technology for hiring and coaching and has been using these tools for over 10 years. Sheri saw the benefits of clients working in their zone of genius and the pain of being in a role that wasn’t a good fit. As a result, she founded The Indigo Project in 2013 with the vision of ushering in an education revolution that shifts the system away from standardization to a system that empowers and trains students to ultimately find work they love.
Max Anderson is a Partner at Praxis. He is the founder and publisher of The Weekend Reader and the founder of The Lift Seminar - a personal accelerator for entrepreneurial leaders. He began his career at McKinsey in New York City, followed by work with leading organizations across the for-profit and non-profit worlds including Google, The Charlie Rose Show, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, and Bridgewater Associates. Max co-founded the MBA Oath upon graduating with honors from Harvard Business School and the Harvard Kennedy School in 2009. He co-authored The MBA Oath (Penguin Portfolio) with Peter Escher in 2010. Max’s work has been profiled by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, NPR’s Weekend Edition, and more. He received an A.B. in History from Princeton University. He is married to Jessica, the love of his life, and has three kids. To learn more from Max Anderson visit his blog.
David DuPont is the CEO of Team Snap. He is the boss, doing everything from running the company to sweeping the floors, and everything in between. Since forming the company Dave has managed three successful investment rounds, secured strategic partnerships and overseen impressive growth. He continues to focus on both day-to-day and long-term initiatives while managing the company. Dave has more than 20 years of experience in technology leadership positions. He was previously CEO of SANRAD, a venture-funded storage networking company, which he joined in 2006. He also helped found LeftHand Networks, a Boulder-based company sold to Hewlett Packard. Prior to that, Dave was with Hewlett-Packard. He began his professional career as a field engineer in North and West Africa with Schlumberger Ltd. and holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard. An avid skier and wannabe competitive cyclist, Dave lives in Boulder with wife Deb and two children, Mariel and Gabe. He enjoys reading, cooking and microbreweries.
Come join us at Galvanize (1023 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302)