The Summit Church Denver, CO

Culture Makers: Building a Better Workplace or Team

Tuesday, Aug. 23 7:00 a.m.



Have you ever wished you had more capacity to shape your workplace but felt you lacked the resources or influence to do so? You’re not alone. In a recent study, Gallup found that only 21% of workers across the globe felt actively engaged in contributing to their workplace culture.

As Christians, we are called to serve as salt and light in all areas of our life and work, but knowing how to do that in a professional setting can be confusing. What does this work look like on a daily basis, especially for those of us who do not hold top-tier positions of influence within our organizations?  What does it look like to “lead up” from the middle of an organization?

We will explore these questions together at our next Colorado Conversations gathering: “Culture Makers: Building a Better Workplace or Team.” We will be hearing from Jenn Hamel, CEO of The Way Forth Collective, and Chandler Douglas, Senior Manager of Instructional Design at HealthHIV. Join us to broaden your network and learn alongside fellow Christians.

What: Colorado Conversations – a highly-relational gathering focused on local issues and practical themes integrating our faith and work.

When: Tuesday, August 23rd, 7:00 am – 8:30 am 

Where: The Summit Church (3300 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205) 

Details: Your $15 ticket includes coffee and a light breakfast. 

Bring a friend for a great time of discussion and networking!


Jenn Hamel

The Way Forth Collective

Jenn has always loved making ideas and dreams a reality. She stumbled into the world of Project Management while working at a government contracting firm in Bethesda, MD, in the mid-1990s. Once she realized she could make a living at helping people get stuff done, she has since worked and led teams in the areas of Project Management, Product Management, and project strategy for software development, research, and business operations teams in both the for-profit and non-profit industries.

Chandler  Douglas


Chandler Douglas is the Senior Manager of Instructional Design for HealthHIV, a national nonprofit working to advance effective HIV and HCV prevention, care, and support through education, training, and advocacy. Before moving to the national stage, Chandler spent over 10 years working with HIV, viral hepatitis, STIs, and the LGBTQ+ community in Colorado. She is passionate about serving disenfranchised communities and writing educational products to empower others. Chandler was a 5280 Fellow during the 2020-2021 cohort year and earned a Masters of Arts in International Studies from the University of Denver specializing in Nonprofit Management and Health Development.

Abby Worland

VP of Operations & Finance

Abby serves as the VP of Operations & Finance where she spends her energy making sure things run smoothly and effectively. Before coming to Denver Institute, she spent more than a decade working in public education in Mississippi and Colorado as a teacher, administrator, and human resources leader. Abby is an alum of the 5280 Fellowship, and she is passionate about the Denver restaurant scene–ask her for recommendations. 



This ticket includes coffee and a light breakfast.

Tuesday August 23 7:00 a.m.

$15 USD/Ticket