Denver Turnverein Denver, CO
Vocational Stewardship for the Common Good
Friday, Apr. 11 6:30 p.m.
Held on April 11, 2014.
Imagine a CEO completes a corporate merger, avoiding hundreds of layoffs; a contractor works with a local prison to hire ex-inmates and helps to turn around dozens of lives; an artist completes a mosaic for public display at a bank, highlighting the lives of local heroes. Now imagine a great celebration for each of these people who have stewarded their vocational influence for the common good. In partnership with Denver Seminary’s Salt & Light Seminar, we’re excited to invite you into the vision of Proverbs 11:10: “When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices.”
This event featured a special evening with Amy Sherman, author of Kingdom Calling: Vocational Stewardship for the Common Good, winner of the 2013 Christianity Today Book Award. The evening included a chance to hear some of Denver’s most inspiring vocational stories.
Dr. Amy Sherman is the author of Kingdom Calling: Vocational Stewardship for the Common Good, the winner of Christianity Today’s 2013 book award in the category of Christian Living. She is a Senior Fellow at the Sagamore Institute for Policy Research, where she directs the Center on Faith in Communities. She is also the founder and former Executive Director of Charlottesville Abundant Life Ministries, an evangelical nonprofit assisting low-income, inner-city families. Dr. Sherman also serves as a Senior Fellow at the International Justice Mission’s IJM Institute. She is the author of six books and 75+ published articles in such diverse periodicals as Christianity Today, First Things, The Public Interest, Policy Review, Prism, The Christian Century, and Books & Culture.
Dave Meyer is a School Bus Driver for Cherry Creek Public Schools and a Tour Bus Operator for Arrow Stage Lines. He previously served as a Bus Driver for students with special needs, as well as a Senior Engineering Technician for Environmental Testing Corporation and General Motors, where he oversaw high altitude vehicle emission testing. He is married to his wife Becky and attends Colorado Community Church in Aurora, where they are involved with teaching and short-term mission trips.
George Harris is the Executive Director of Corporate Social Responsibilities for GE Johnson Construction Company. With a background in human resources, George has developed leadership training programs for GE Johnson and leads his company’s efforts to advance GE’s corporate values among employees as well as in the communities in which they work. He serves on several nonprofit boards and is an alumnus of Purdue University.
Dr. Lum is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. She received her medical degree and doctorate in Cellular and Molecular Biology through the Medical Scientist Training Program at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She did her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, followed by fellowships in Geriatric Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine at the University of Colorado. As a health services researcher, Dr. Lum’s interests are in improving healthcare for older adults with multiple medical conditions through implementation and dissemination of novel programs that support decision-making and goal-concordant care, especially at the end-of-life. Dr. Lum practices clinical geriatrics in ambulatory settings and is the Assistant Medical Director for Hospice Care at the Denver VA Community Living Center. (From her bio found here.)
Josh Mabe is a carpenter, artist, and owner of Twenty1Five, a custom furniture company that specializes in reclaimed wood. Josh’s work has been featured on 5280 Magazine, Rocky Mountain PBS, and Colorado Homes and Lifestyle Magazine. Josh believes “any piece of wood can be rediscovered to fit into a beautiful work of art.”