Why FWE?

August 27, 2019By Karley HatterArticle

A few weeks back, a dear friend and I were gathered around a table eating dinner when she asked me: “Karley, what is FWE?” To give context, my friend is a successful, young, female entrepreneur in Los Angeles. She is innovative and theologically thoughtful and cares deeply about her work. As I briefly shared about … Read More

Out of the Box

August 27, 2019By Clarissa MiddletonArticle

In what world does an interactive media designer with a background in finance and venture capital become the Content and Communications Manager at a seminary? How and why does this equation make sense? In my wildest imaginations, I never dreamed I would become the manager of content creation and communication efforts for marketplace leaders desiring … Read More

Clarissa Joan Middleton Joins De Pree Center as Content and Communications Manager

June 17, 2019By Michaela O'Donnell LongAnnouncements

I am thrilled to announce that Clarissa Joan Middleton is joining the De Pree Center team in role of Content and Communications Manager. In this role, Clarissa will spearhead our multifaceted content strategy, direct digital content experiences, write, and oversee all communication efforts to further De Pree Center’s mission of serving marketplace leaders so that … Read More

Fear and Faithfulness

June 4, 2019By Michaela O'Donnell LongArticle

Recently, I had young woman approach me after a speaking engagement and ask with admiring eyes, “How do you do it all?” When I prodded more, I learned what all meant: she liked the things I taught about, she thought it was wonderful that I have two young children, and she hoped to have a … Read More

Leading for Diversity and Inclusion

May 14, 2019By Guest ContributorArticle

James 2:8-9, “If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself,’ you are doing right. But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers.” Centuries ago there were two particular travelers on a dangerous road. Seeing a person needing help, there was the … Read More

Making Grace Functional in The Workplace

May 7, 2019By Guest ContributorArticle

Proverbs 25:11 “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.” The question that underlies my work is one Max De Pree presented to his executive committee: What would grace enable the organization to become? It seems like an odd question in a capitalist system. I claim it is absolutely … Read More

Lost Art of Community: Welcome One Another

April 30, 2019By Guest ContributorArticle

Romans 15:7, “Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.” What would it be like if you’d never been welcomed by anyone?  I imagine it’s like being seized and bound by great sorrow. Joseph Merrick knew what it’s like. Born in England in 1862, Merrick became known in … Read More

Just Getting Started: Nada Jones’s Story

April 23, 2019By Paul MatsushimaStory

If you read Nada Jones’s résumé, you’d think she was doing specifically what God placed her upon this earth to do. Her calling, which marries her passion of empowering women—both in the developing and developed world—and her love for entrepreneurship, fashion, and storytelling, seems to fit her like a glove. But the fusing of her … Read More