Past Speakers

Our program has benefited greatly from a rich collection of thoughtful, passionate, and creative Christian leaders active in a variety of cultural spheres in science, the arts, medicine, the marketplace, church, and academy.

Steven Garber

Steven Garber is the principal of The Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation & Culture, which is focused on reframing the way people understand life, especially the meaning of vocation and the common good. A consultant to foundations, corporations and educational institutions, he is a teacher of many people in many places. The author of The Fabric of Faithfulness: Weaving Together Belief and Behavior, and Visions of Vocation: Common Grace for the Common Good, he is also a contributor to the books, Faith Goes to Work: Reflections from the Marketplace, and Get Up Off Your Knees: Preaching the U2 Catalogue. He lives with his wife Meg in Virginia.

Matthew Kaemingk

Matthew Kaemingk is the Director of the Cascade Fellows program and the Fuller Institute for Theology and Northwest Culture. Matthew has been researching, publishing, and speaking on theology, work, the arts, and culture for the past ten years. Matthew has studied public theology, ethics, and culture at the Free University of Amsterdam and both Princeton and Fuller Seminaries.

Katherine Leary Alsdorf

Katherine Leary Alsdorf is the founder of the Center for Faith & Work at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. Katherine assisted the Rev. Tim Keller in the writing of Every Good Endeavor, she has been published in Comment Magazine, and speaks frequently at conferences on faith, work, and culture. Prior to this work, Alsdorf served 20 years in the high tech industry. She received an MBA from The Darden School, University of Virginia, and a BA in Psychology and Education from Wittenberg University and has taken seminary classes at Regent College in Vancouver.