Western Sky Bar & Taproom Englewood, CO
It's All Local: Learn to Love Your Place
Thursday, Jun. 09 5:30 p.m.
Denver has become one of the nation’s fastest-growing and most expensive cities. New arrivals come for the work hard–play hard lifestyle and proximity to mountain sports, but bemoan the traffic on I-25 and rising housing prices. Whether you’re a Denver native or just moved to town, God has a purpose for you in our city.
But how can loving our city move us to serve our city through our work and relationships?
Join us for happy hour, Thursday, June 9th for an evening of connection and learning. Denver Institute’s Joanna Meyer will introduce a “theology of place,” and local experts Kevin Colón, Communications and Community Engagement Leader of the Town of Superior, and Meghen Brown, Tax Credit Officer at Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, will share how they love their community through their work.
What: Colorado Conversations – a highly-relational gathering focused on local issues and practical themes integrating our faith and work
When: Thursday, June 9th / 5:30 – 7:15 p.m.
Where: Western Sky Bar & Taproom (4361 S Broadway, Englewood, CO 80113)
Easy access from Santa Fe Drive and Hampden Avenue (Hwy 285)
Details: Your $15 ticket includes one drink and light appetizers.
Bring a friend for a fun evening of discussion and networking!
Joanna serves as Denver Institute’s Director of Public Engagement, hosts the Faith & Work Podcast, and founded Women, Work, & Calling, a national initiative that disciples women for godly influence in public life. Prior to coming to the Institute, Joanna worked in global telecom, nonprofit consulting, and campus ministry with Cru. She served as associate faculty at Denver Seminary and as a sewing instructor at Fancy Tiger Crafts. A third-generation Coloradan, Joanna appreciates both the state’s innovative culture and its cowboy roots. She has an MA in Social Entrepreneurship from Bakke Graduate University and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She also completed a certificate of Women in Leadership through Cornell University. She is the author of Women, Work, & Calling: Step Into Your Place in God's World (IVP, Fall 2023) and is a contributor to the multi-author book, Women & Work: Bearing God’s Image and Joining in His Mission through our Work (B&H Publishing, Spring 2023).
Kevin Colón leads Communications and Community Engagement for the Town of Superior, Colorado. The position takes him into every aspect of communication from press releases to social media posts and everything in-between. In the area of community engagement, Kevin is involved in general surveying of the community, to more intense conversations about the trajectory of the Town. Recently, when the Marshall Fire ripped through the Town on December 30, 2021, Kevin and his team were called into another level of service in emergency communication and care. For Kevin, a former pastor, God opened up doors to love his neighbors and his colleagues in new ways. Kevin, his wife Amy and their 10 year old daughter live in Superior. Kevin has three more daughters in college and grad school.
Meghen Brown is a Tax Credit Officer at Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) with 18 years of successful experience in financing affordable housing in Colorado. From projects serving the homeless in Greeley to seniors in Durango, she has worked to bring affordable housing to all corners of the State. Underwriting affordable housing projects in Colorado is both an art and a science, and Meghen enjoys the left-brain, right-brain challenges of each project. Never forgetting the kindness that was shown to her early in her career, Meghen enjoys training the newbies in the industry, taking complicated ideas and making them simple to understand. She holds an MBA in Urban Economic Development from Eastern University. Outside of work, Meghen avoids technology and can be found camping with her family and digging in the dirt.