Denver Institute for Faith & Work Denver, CO

Pastoring Professionals

Thursday, Mar. 01 7:30



How should we pastor people in business, health care, education, engineering and other professions?

What are the unique challenges faced by Christians in professional contexts?

How can pastors equip professionals for influence in their industries?

Join Jeff Haanen and Brian Gray for a conversation on pastoral practice and pastoring women and men in professional contexts.

This quarterly event is an initiative of our Church Partnership Network, and our ongoing efforts to equip pastors in forming their people for Christian service in their vocations.

Attendance is free for staff members of our CPN churches.

For more information about becoming a church partner, please email us at:

Continue scrolling for full details…


General Admission

Includes light breakfast

Thursday March 1 7:30

$25.00 USD/Ticket


CPN Admission

Includes light breakfast

Thursday March 1 7:30

$0.00 USD/Ticket


Presenters & Panelists

Jeff Haanen


Jeff Haanen is a writer and entrepreneur. He founded Denver Institute for Faith & Work, a community of conveners, teachers and learners offering experiences and educational resources on the gospel, work, and community renewal. He is the author of An Uncommon Guide to Retirement: Finding God’s Purpose for the Next Season of Life and an upcoming two-book series on spiritual formation, vocation, and the working class for Intervarsity Press. He lives with his wife and four daughters in Denver and attends Wellspring Church in Englewood, Colorado.

Brian Gray

VP of Formation & Director of the 5280 Fellowship

Brian is the VP of Formation here at DIFW and also leads our 5280 Fellowship program. Prior to landing at DIFW, he served in pastoral ministry for thirteen years and at Denver Seminary for four years. 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.

Bob Larkin

Board Chair

Bob Larkin is a Senior Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager in Bank of America's Global Commercial Bank.  He has been in Commercial Banking positions since January of 2006 and has played leadership roles at both Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase.   He cares deeply about people and has expressed that passion through personal investments in low income housing and an early learning center.  He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Denver Chapter for the Association for Corporate Growth and is active in Denver's business community.  He has a degree in finance from Florida State University and is an active member at Trinity Church Denver (CREC).  In his free time, Bob enjoys time with his family in the mountains, golf, snowboarding and international travel.  Bob and his wife Rene have three children and reside in Englewood, Colorado.

Bob Cutillo

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

Bob Cutillo (MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons) is a physician for the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless in Denver, Colorado, an associate faculty member at Denver Seminary, and an assistant clinical professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He has also served as a missionary to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Bob currently lives in Denver, Colorado, with his wife, Heather, and they have two married children. He is also the author of "Pursuing Health in an Anxious Age" (2016).

Ashley President


Ashley President works as a Senior Software Engineer at Raytheon and attends Denver United. She’s a recent graduate of the 5280 Fellows program.

Rachel Moran

DU Sturm College of Law

Rachel Moran is the Clinical Fellow in the Criminal Defense Clinic at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law. She graduated with High Honors from Chicago-Kent College of Law and spent much of law school working in the Criminal Defense Litigation Clinic. After graduating she began work at a private criminal defense firm, representing clients on trial for offenses ranging from misdemeanors to first degree murder. Rachel then became a public defender, and from 2010-2015 worked for the Office of the Illinois State Appellate Defender, representing indigent adults and juveniles appealing convictions for serious felonies. In that capacity she argued numerous cases in Illinois appellate courts and the Illinois Supreme Court. She attends Denver United church and is an alumni of the 5280 Fellowship.



Breakfast & Panel Discussion


Small Group Discussions




Pastoral Practice Presentation


Detailed Descriptions

Panel Discussion

Candid discussion with three professionals on the unique challenges of their work and specific industries.

Led by Jeff Haanen, Bob Cutillo, Bob Larkin, Rachel Moran& Ashley President

Small Group Discussions

Participants will be asked to read a chapter from Hugh Heclo’s "On Thinking Institutionally" ahead of time on the theme of “Profession, Office, and Stewardship.” Discussions will center around this chapter as a framework for understanding professional challenges of Christians in local congregations.

Pastoral Practice Presentation

Jeff and Brian will provide insight into discipling members of your congregation for their vocations through liturgy, song, preaching and worship.

Led by Jeff Haanen& Brian Gray

Transformation is actually carried out in our real life, where we dwell with God and our neighbors…

Dallas Willard