Dustin Moody
Marcy McGovern Joins the Denver Institute Board of Directors

Denver Institute for Faith & Work is excited to welcome Marcy McGovern as our newest board member. We recently spoke with Marcy about her background in nonprofit leadership and financial planning, and her passion for faith and work. The conversation below has been lightly edited for length and clarity. DM: How has Denver Institute helped […]

Dustin Moody
What’s Happening in 2022

Last year, we asked our community about their challenges at work, their desire for deeper community, and the resources and experiences that would help them better integrate their faith and work. We took this feedback seriously as we began planning our programming for 2022 and considered the role that DIFW plays in helping men and […]

Jeff Hoffmeyer
Kintsugi: The Art of Praying About Our Work

Kintsugi, the art of mending broken pottery, was born in 16th century Japan. After an attendant of the warlord Hideyoshi clumsily dropped a precious piece of teaware, a tea master named Rikyu interposed. Rikyu first sung a poem which softened Hideyoshi’s heart, then artfully repaired the broken vessel using gold-gilded lacquer. Beauty out of brokenness. […]

Jeff Haanen
Meaning in Work

There once was a violinist who could move audiences to tears with his music. Having played since he was a child, he ascended the heights of the classical music world and joined a prestigious orchestra. Yet as he looked at the culture around him, he realized that an appreciation for classical music was rapidly fading. […]

Dustin Moody
Abby Worland Joins Denver Institute as Vice President of Finance & Operations

Editor’s note: We recently welcomed Abby Worland to the Denver Institute team as vice president of operations and finance. Abby and I talked about her prior work, her participation in the 5280 Fellowship, and what she’s most excited about at DIFW. Our conversation below has been lightly edited for length and clarity. DM: How did […]

A Season of Change at DIFW

Denver Institute for Faith & Work’s board of directors announced January 7, 2022, that Jeff Haanen will transition the CEO role to a new leader in 2022. This leadership handoff was initiated by Jeff and comes after 10 years of dedicated service to the organization. The DIFW board will immediately begin preparing to conduct a search […]

Jeff Haanen
A Reflection on Hope for Advent

On the first Sunday of Advent each year, while sitting together at the dinner table, my family lights the first candle around our Advent wreath – the candle of Hope. Well, my four daughters first battle for who gets to light the candle – and then we light the candle.Not only do we await the […]

Reset: Embracing the Sabbath Part II

In Part I of this series on Embracing the Sabbath, we examined how God laid the foundation and road map for our lives. The Creator modeled a pattern of work and rest for the created. In Part II, we’ll dive a little deeper into what it looks like to practice Sabbath and how you can […]

Dustin Moody
Generous Giving in 2021

For the past nine years, Denver Institute has been on the receiving end of generosity from people just like you–people who financially support our organization so that our mission of equipping men and women to serve God, neighbor, and society through their work can continue and grow. While we appreciate this generosity, and we hope […]

Joanna Meyer
Women, Work, and Calling 2021 Highlights

I took the stage at this year’s Women, Work, & Calling with renewed excitement while wondering “How is this going to work?” This year’s gathering broke records as the largest event in Denver Institute history, with 220 guests joining us in person and 630 watching online–in 26 countries! Thanks to a partnership with Compassion International, […]

Lydia Shoaf
Collaboration Through Conflict

As the CEO of the nonpartisan Center for Public Justice (CPJ), Stephanie Summers has the challenge of bringing together individuals and groups with opposing worldviews to work toward shared goals for the betterment of society. It’s important work, Summers believes, “because it’s part of fulfilling The Great Commission [Matthew 28:16-20]. In Acts 17, you see […]