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May 4–6, 2016

At Regent College

For many Christians, “Monday Blues” is more than an unpleasant feeling. It’s a deep disconnect between their Sunday church life, and Monday-Friday work life. So what’s a pastor to do? How can pastors and leaders equip people in their congregations for their God-given vocation, ministry, and work in the world?

Join Kathryn Leary Alsdorf (Founder, Centre for Faith & Work, Redeemer Presbyterian Church), Paul Williams (Research Professor of Marketplace Theology, Regent College), Paul Stevens (Professor Emeritus of Marketplace Theology, Regent College), and other leaders in the work and faith movement as they explore these timely questions.

Gain the skills and confidence to help members of your congregation put the week—and their souls—back together again. Develop an integrative way of thinking about faith and work rooted in the biblical narrative. Learn from practitioners, pastors, and theologians how to help Christians live thoroughly integrated lives in the workplace, in the home, and in the church. 

"Just as God equips the Body of Christ, so he also equips all people with talents and gifts for various kinds of work, for the purpose of building up the human community."

Tim Keller, Every Good Endeavour

Conference Host


Ross Hastings

Associate Professor, Pastoral Theology at Regent College

Ross Hastings teaches in the areas of the theology and spirituality of mission, pastoral theology, and ethics. He has served as a pastor in Kingston, Ontario; Burnaby, British Columbia; and Montreal, Quebec. For eleven years, he was the senior pastor of Peace Portal Alliance Church in White Rock, BC. He has earned two PhDs, one in organo-metallic chemistry at Queen’s University in Kingston, and the other in theology at University of St Andrews in his native Scotland. His theological dissertation is a comparative study of the trinitarian theology of Jonathan Edwards and Karl Barth and is in the publication process. 



Paul Williams

Research Professor of Marketplace Theology, Regent College

Paul S Williams is Research Professor of Marketplace Theology and Leadership at Regent College in Vancouver, Canada. He was Executive Director of the Marketplace Institute between 2005-2015 and is the visionary behind ReFrame, an innovative new resource for marketplace discipleship. Paul brings prayerful and critical consideration, leadership expertise, and a background in economics, business, political philosophy, and theology to the church’s missional engagement with contemporary culture. He has held senior leadership roles—and helped pioneer new entrepreneurial start-ups—in the marketplace, church, and academy. He was formerly Chief Economist and Head of International Research for DTZ plc, a London-based multinational real estate consulting and investment-banking group. He co-founded a still-thriving strategy consulting firm, and has worked as an economic policy advisor for the European Commission and numerous national and city governments. He is married to Sarah and they have two daughters, Hannah and Emilia.


Katherine Leary Alsdorf

Founder, Center for Faith & Work, Redeemer Presbyterian Church 

Katherine Leary Alsdorf founded the Center for Faith & Work at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, and served as its Executive Director from 2002–2012. The Center’s mission is to equip, connect, and mobilize the church to fully apply the gospel to our work lives and become agents of renewal within our institutions and professions. Currently, as a Senior Fellow with Redeemer City to City, she helps churches in other cities establish contextualized faith and work ministries. Prior to this role, Katherine spent twenty years in high tech in California, Luxembourg, and New York. She serves on the boards of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Fellowship of the Performing Arts, Theology of Work project, and the Castle Village Owners Corporation. In 2012, Christianity Today named Katherine one of their “50 Women You Should Know.” Katherine assisted Tim Keller in the writing of Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work. She and her husband reside in New York City.


Paul Stevens

Professor Emeritus of Marketplace Theology, Regent College

R. Paul Stevens is Professor Emeritus of Marketplace Theology at Regent College where he has served since 1985. He has a background in pastoral work, student counselling, and business, having worked in the construction industry before coming to Regent College. His passion is to empower the whole people of God for service in the church and world. To that end, he has authored several books on the integration of faith and work, and faith and life. His first book, Liberating the Laity, is still his favourite. Paul speaks in various marketplace, church, and educational contexts throughout the world.


Uli Chi

Chairman of CHI LLC, Tukwila, WA; former Board Chair of Regent College

Uli Chi is a Senior Fellow at the Max De Pree Center for Leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary. He also serves as Vice Chair of the Board at the De Pree Center, and as Chair of the Executive Committee of the Center for Integrity in Business at Seattle Pacific University. He is active in board governance in other non-profits and for-profits in the Pacific Northwest, including as Board Chair of Highline Medical Center, and as Founder and Chair of Computer Human Interaction, a software company that develops 3-D virtual reality software that simplifies complex decision-making for consumers and businesses. He previously served as Chair of Regent College’s Board of Governors. He is active in leadership in his local congregation, John Knox Presbyterian Church in Seattle.


Clive Lim

Managing Director of Leap International Pte Ltd, Singapore, Toronto, Vancouver

Clive Lim is an entrepreneur with twenty years’ experience, having successfully started three businesses. He was the founder and first president of TeleChoice International Ltd., and now serves on its board. He is also the managing director of Leap International, a family investment firm. Prior to being an entrepreneur, he worked as a senior manager at Fuji Xerox, then Motorola Electronic in Singapore. Clive has a Master of Business Administration from the Asian Institute of Management, is a Regent graduate in marketplace theology, and completed his DMin in “Leadership and Business Ethics” at Cordon Conwell Theological Seminary. He was the chairman and board member of the Biblical Graduate School of Theology in Singapore. His areas of marketplace interests are work, money and stewardship, entrepreneurship, and business leadership, with a focus on the Asian/Chinese context. He has lectured many times on integrity, bribery and corruption, and influence of Asian/Chinese cultures and values on entrepreneurship.


Chris Pritchett

Senior Pastor at John Knox Presbyterian Church, Seattle, WA

Chris Pritchett is currently serving as Senior Pastor and Head of Staff at John Knox Presbyterian Church in Seattle. He recently began serving in leadership in the Seattle Presbytery, and as a Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Chris is committed to the process of coming alongside a community of faith to prepare them for the mission of God in the world. He served several churches in Southern California before coming to Seattle. Chris graduated with a BA in Communication Studies from Westmont College, an MMDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a ThM from Princeton Theological Seminary. Chris is currently working on his doctorate from Fuller Seminary in the area of spiritual leadership. Chris is interested in the practice of leadership for the purpose of helping people to live wisely.


Develop an integrative way of thinking about faith and work rooted in the biblical narrative.  Hear from theologians, pastors, and practitioners. Engage through times of worship, informal catered lunches, and panel discussions.    

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

8:30 am  Coffee/Registration 
9:00 am Worship
9:20 am Paul Williams "Reading the Bible in the Marketplace"
10:30 am Break
11:00 am Paul Stevens "Equipping in Ephesians: Bridging the Sacred and Secular Divide"
11:50 am
Panel Discussion - all speakers
12:15 pm Catered Lunch
1:15 pm Katherine Leary Alsdorf "The Biblical Storyline"
2:05 pm  Break 
2:20 pm Uli Chi & Chris Pritchett "Church and Marketplace Together: Building Partnerships "
3:05 pm Closing Worship

Thursday, May 5, 2016

8:30 am Coffee/Registration
9:00 am Worship/Exposition: Paul Stevens
9:20 am Paul Stevens "Equipping in Colossians: What is the Word of the Lord"
10:30 am Break
11:00 am Clive Lim "My Work and Ministry in the Marketplace"
11:50 am Panel Discussion - all speakers
12:15 pm Catered Lunch
1:15 pm Katherine Leary Alsdorf "Leadership for the Marketplace is Tough"
2:05 pm  Break 
2:20 pm Uli Chi & Chris Pritchett "Church and Marketplace Together: Building Partnerships"
3:05 pm Closing Worship

Friday, May 6, 2016

8:30 am Coffee/Registration
9:00 am Worship
9:20 am Paul Williams "Equipping in Matthew"
10:30 am Break
11:00 am Ross Hastings "The offerings of the many in the offering of the One" (communion service)
12:15 pm Catered Lunch
1:15 pm End of conference

Costs & Registration

Registration is open.  Lunch is included in the registration cost.  

Early Bird Rates (until March 31, 2016)

Individual $340
Senior (60 years and above) $270
Alumnus/alumna $270
Full-time student $250
Spouse $310
*Church groups $320

Full Price Rates (after March 31, 2016)

Individual $380
Senior (60 years and above) $310
Alumnus/alumna $310
Full-time student $290
Spouse $310
*Church groups $320

Daily rates

Not able to make the whole conference? You can register for just one of the three days for a discounted rate. 

Individual $150
Senior (60 years and above) $125
Alumnus/alumna $125
Full-time student $100
Spouse $125

All rates are per person, in Canadian dollars, and include all applicable taxes.
(GST #107881039)

*Church group rates apply to three or more individuals from the same church. Contact to register.

Registration deadline

The registration deadline is April 23, 2016. You can still register after that date, but your lunch will not be included, since final numbers will already have been provided to our caterer.

Requests for cancellations or refunds (minus a $25 processing fee per registration) must be received before the registration deadline.


Regent College does not have any accommodation, but if you want to stay on the UBC campus there are 3 options and all are close to Regent. You will need to book your own accommodation.

Carey Hall: 
5920 Iona Drive 
Vancouver, BC V6T 1J6 
(604) 224-4308

Triumf House: 
5835 Thunderbird Blvd 
Vancouver, BC V6T 2L6 
(604) 222-1062 or (604) 222-7633

West Coast Suites:
5959 Student Union Boulevard
Vancouver, BC V6T 2C9 
604) 822-1000 or toll free: 1 (888) 822-1030

More information on accommodation in the UBC area can be found here


Regent College has a small pay parking lot in which students, visitors, and members of the public are welcome to park. Some spots are designated for staff and faculty during work hours, but other spots are available too. Please note that payment is required during both daytimes and evenings, with reduced rates from 6 pm onwards. 

Parking is also available a short walk from Regent at the University of British Columbia (costs from $4.25-$12 per day). For updated information and further details on parking at UBC, visit the UBC Parking website.

For directions to Regent College, maps, and modes of transportation, visit Getting Here.

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