Our event calendar is heating up for the coming year, and so we are thrilled to welcome Jessica Schroeder to the team as our Events Intern! Jessica joins us from Denver Seminary, where she is in the final stages of an MA in Theology. She is an accomplished writer, who has published more than 20 articles through the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics, along with contributing here to our blog here at DIFW. This internship brings Jessica's love for hospitality together with her love for learning, which will only make our events stronger.
As our Director of Events & Sponsorships, I couldn’t be more thrilled with the new addition. Jessica is savvy, hard-working, and fun. In addition to the fresh perspective she’ll bring to our events, I pray the internship will deepen her passion for integrating faith and work.
When you see her at an upcoming event, please welcome Jessica as we celebrate this wonderful addition to our team.
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).