Colorado Conversations: How Should My Faith Shape the Way I Negotiate?

Thursday, Feb. 16 7:00 a.m.



Have you ever avoided salary negotiations at work, because you didn’t know how to broach the topic without being seen as greedy? Or maybe you work in a highly competitive industry that requires you to adopt a more aggressive tone in business deals than what suits your personality. For Christians, how should faith shape the way we negotiate?

Join Denver Institute for Faith & Work at our first Colorado Conversations event of 2023. We will be asking the question, “As Christians, how do we negotiate policies, salaries, and business deals with shrewdness, without greed, and for God’s glory?” We will be hearing from Todd Chapman, former U.S. Ambassador to Brazil and Ecuador, and Ryan Tafilowski, Assistant Professor of Theology at Denver Seminary. We hope you will join us for a time of connection and learning alongside fellow believers.

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

When: Thursday, February 16th, 7:00 am – 8:30 am 

Where: The Denver Institute for Faith & Work office (8100 E Arapahoe Rd Suite 303, Centennial, CO 80112) 

Details: Your $15 ticket includes coffee and a light breakfast. (Monthly Partners attend for free.) 

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


Todd Chapman

Former U.S. Ambassador to Brazil and Ecuador

Mr. Chapman spent 30 years as a career diplomat in the U.S. Foreign Service. While serving as the ambassador to Brazil, he advanced a broad economic, security, and environmental agenda at the sixth-largest U.S. embassy in the world. He was the first U.S. ambassador to be decorated with the Order of the Southern Cross, Brazil’s highest civilian honor for non-citizens.

Ryan Tafilowski

Assistant Professor of Theology

Dr. Ryan Tafilowski holds a PhD in systematic theology, a master’s in theology in history from the University of Edinburgh, and a bachelor’s degree in biblical studies from Colorado Christian University. Tafilowski has served as an adjunct professor in the Division of Christian Thought at Denver Seminary, adjunct professor of theology at Colorado Christian University, and postgraduate instructor in theology and ecclesiastical history at the University of Edinburgh. He serves as the lead pastor at Foothills Fellowship Church in Denver and as Theologian-in-Residence at the Denver Institute for Faith and Work.

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. 



Thursday February 16 7:00 am

$15 USD/Ticket