Fuller's Max De Pree Center for Leadership serves Christians so they might:
- Flourish in their leadership and in every part of life.
- Find meaning in their daily work.
- Contribute through their work to God's own work in the world for the common good.
- Be formed in Christ by understanding and living their vocation to love and serve God in all they do.
- Help their churches become incubators of faith & work integration.
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Mark D. Roberts
Mark leads the mission and strategic direction of the De Pree Center and is the principal writer of the Life for Leaders daily devotion. With years of experience as a pastor and nonprofit leader as well as a mentor to leaders in business and other fields, Mark is deeply committed to helping leaders flourish in every part of their lives as well as their leadership, thus contributing to God’s work throughout the world.
Office & Design Manager
Wenonie handles the day to day operations of the De Pree Center and makes sure the center stays afloat within the Fuller ecosystem. Administratively strong, she is also a creative artist who enjoys creating efficient organizational design.
Meggie is a Fuller Seminary graduate (MDiv, ’16) with a passion for Christian ethics. In any given context, Meggie feels called to put into practice Kingdom-oriented ethics and finds fulfillment from working alongside others to bring about justice, redemption, and holistic transformation.
Michaela O'Donnell Long
Michaela leads initiatives for entrepreneurs and women in leadership. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Practical Theology and advanced doctoral student at Fuller Seminary. Her dissertation argues that the changing landscape of work necessitates an entrepreneurial spirit, which requires the Church to engage vocation in new ways. In addition to her academic work, Michaela is the owner of Long Winter Media, a creative agency that helps brands make an impact through video and branding.
Jerome Blanco is the De Pree Center’s editorial assistant, editing the Life for Leaders Daily Devotion as well as other various content. He studied English and theology at Wheaton College (IL), and he holds a certificate in publishing from New York University and an MDiv, with an emphasis in theology and the arts, from Fuller Theological Seminary. In addition to experience in San Francisco’s literary publishing scene, Jerome has worked in ministry contexts focusing on outreach and emerging adults. He is currently an MFA candidate in New York University’s Writers Workshop in Paris. Jerome was born in Manila but also considers the San Francisco Bay Area home.
Strategic Projects Assistant
Karley is currently a Fuller Seminary student in the Masters of Theology and Ministry program (MATM 19’). She is passionate about empowering women in their vocation. A business graduate and writer, she enjoys developing practical marketing strategies for churches and marketplace businesses to thrive in their mission and vision. Karley finds fulfillment in the process of discipleship, both inside and outside the church setting. While at Fuller, she aims to develop a vision to integrate her passion for pastoral ministry and marketing. She is a Michigan native who now calls Pasadena, California home.
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Michaela O'Donnell Long