About Workmatters

For more than 16 years, Workmatters has been walking with Christians in every corner of the marketplace as they close the gap between their faith and work. Our content creators and staff come from backgrounds in business, retail, design, marketing, entertainment, government, education, and nonprofit. What we all share in common is a deep desire to integrate our faith and our work – to uncover deep meaning and recapture God’s intended purpose for work. 

What began as a local church-based ministry in Fayetteville, Arkansas, quickly grew. The early Workmatters small group gatherings and monthly breakfasts quickly inspired others to start groups of their own. Today, Workmatters hosts an annual conference with nationally acclaimed speakers from across the country. The Workmatters Institute, a theology-of-work and mentoring experience has graduated nearly 500 early-career professionals. Workmatters’ resources, from small group curriculum to on-demand video-based studies and devotions, have touched more than 500,000 people around the globe.

We are so grateful for all that God has done and are working hard to continue toward our goal to inspire and equip 1,000,000 leaders of faith in 10,000 companies by 2025 to fully integrate their faith and their work – to live and lead like Jesus in every aspect of their lives!

Workmatters provides a Christ-centered foundation that is invaluable and in stark contrast to our American work culture. It has helped me find peace in my work.

Katherine Mitchell

User Experience Designer, Tyson Foods

Workmatters TEAM

From business and marketing to entertainment and church ministry, the Workmatters team brings a wealth of experience into our commitment to maximizing your potential in the workplace.

David Roth

David Roth

President & CEO

Ben Kirksey

Ben Kirksey

VP & General Manager

Darrel Harvey

Darrel Harvey

Director, Workmatters Institute

Lee Lockridge

Lee Lockridge

Office Manager

Tim Holland

Tim Holland

Director of Communications

Board oF DIRECTORS

Workmatters’ board of directors represents a wealth of experience in the marketplace, with direction and oversight provided by top leaders and executives from Fortune 500 companies, publishing, finance and business consulting.

David Roth
David Roth

President & CEO, Workmatters

Steve Blair
Steve Blair

Chairman of the Board

Vice President of People & Culture, Harvest Group

Elise Mitchell
Elise Mitchell

Founder and CEO, EliseMitchell.com

Adam Rutledge
Adam Rutledge

President, First Security Bank, Northwest Arkansas

Kali Davis
Kali Davis

Team Leader, The Harvest Group

Marco Reyes
Marco Reyes

Sr. Director Industry Initiatives and Portfolio Management, Responsible Sourcing, Walmart

James Barnett
James Barnett

President, DaySpring

Tom Frase
Tom Frase

Board Member Emeritus

Larry Templeton
Larry Templeton

CFO, Banded Holdings

Cheryl Bachelder
Cheryl Bachelder

Former CEO, Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen

Marc Yount
Marc Yount

President and COO, Field Agent

Mark Saviers
Mark Saviers

Principal, Cushman Wakefield Sage Partners

Cheryl Bachelder
Cheryl Bachelder

Former CEO, Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen

Marc Yount
Marc Yount

President and COO, Field Agent

Kali Davis
Kali Davis

Director, Harvest Group

Marco Reyes
Marco Reyes

Sr. Director Industry Initiatives and Portfolio Management, Responsible Sourcing, Walmart

James Barnett
James Barnett

President, DaySpring

Tom Frase
Tom Frase

Board Member Emeritus

Advisory Board

 

Ross Cully

CEO, The Harvest Group

Henry Ho

Field Agent

Mike Graen

Collaboration, LLC

Shelley Simpson

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.

Steve Graves

Coaching by Cornerstone

SPENCER FRAZIER

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.

Brad Respess

Tip Top Poultry

Todd Simmons

Simmons Foods

Donnie Smith

Former CEO, Tyson Foods