Michaela O’Donnell

Mary and Dale Andringa Executive Director

Michaela is the Mary and Dale Andringa Executive Director Chair at the Max De Pree Center for Leadership. She is also an assistant professor of marketplace leadership and the lead professor for Fuller Seminary’s Doctor of Global Leadership, Redemptive Imagination in the Marketplace progr...

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Learn how to:

  • Discover what God is calling you to do in a changing world

  • Define where you are in this season of work

  • Embrace what the Bible says (and doesn’t say) about calling

  • Develop a mindset and habits suited for the new world of work

  • Reflect on and work out ways that sustain you on the journey

Transform your work and leadership.

Purchase this book and find support and guidance as you pursue work that matters.

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Make Work Matter in the Media

Check out some of the places Make Work Matter has been discussed in the wild!

  • Conversing

    Ep. 109: Vocation, with Michaela O’Donnell

    Michaela O’Donnell explores our ideas of calling and vocation in our work and beyond—reflecting on discipleship, community, and the centrality of Christ.

  • That Makes Total Sense!


    Ep. 113: Michaela O’Donnell

    On the podcast today, we talked about Michaela O’Donnell’s new book Make Work Matter and more generally about vocational formation. This conversation and book provide a wonderful place to begin exploring next steps related to your work in the world.

  • Ed Stetzer Live

    Ep. 10: Bringing Faith into our Work

    God has called each one of us to do good work for the Kingdom. But how does this impact us in the workplace? Ed Stetzer sits down with Saddleback Church’s Julie Chung and Max de Pree Center for Leadership’s Michaela O’Donnell about how we can bring our faith to work… and fully live out out mission of delivering the gospel on Ed Stetzer Live.

  • Mere Christians

    Ep. 121: Dr. Michaela O’Donnell

    Jordan Raynor sits down with Dr. Michaela O’Donnell, Executive Director of the Max De Pree Center for Leadership, to talk about the helpful difference between “betting the farm” and taking the “next doable risk,” how Russian nesting dolls can help us think differently about calling, and 3 things to consider before joining the Great Resignation.