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About Workmatters

For more than 20 years, Workmatters has been walking with Christians in every corner of the marketplace as they close the gap between their faith and work. Our team come from backgrounds in business, retail, design, marketing, entertainment, 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 inspired others to start groups of their own. Today, nationally acclaimed speakers from across the country share invaluable knowledge in our Workmatters Institute classes. The Workmatters Institute, a theology-of-work and leadership growth 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 700,000 people around the globe.

We are so grateful for all that God has done and are working hard to continue toward our goal to transform the workplace by equipping Christian leaders to integrate their faith and work.

Our values

Our values animate how we pursue the mission. They are the filters through which we make decisions and they illuminate behaviors that drive our work together.

Love

Loving God and loving others

Integrity

Having the wisdom and courage to do what is right every time

Excellence

Giving your best

Serve

Leading strongly with humility

Balance

Pursuing work-life equilibrium

Calling

Being obedient to God’s calling for our work

Influence

Reflecting Jesus through our work, words, and behaviors

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

UX Design and Research Lead, 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.

Brandon Swoboda

Brandon Swoboda

President & CEO

Eric Greenhaw

Eric Greenhaw

Vice President of Development

Darrel Harvey

Darrel Harvey

Director of Spiritual Formation & Content

Sarah Wolters

Sarah Wolters

Specialist, Creative & Marketing

Jessica Simms

Jessica Simms

Specialist, Partner Success

Jayni Mitchael

Jayni Mitchael

Specialist, Projects & Culture

Terra Melanson

Terra Melanson

Team Administrator

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.

Steve Blair
Steve Blair

Founder, Culture Collaborative

Cheryl Bachelder
Cheryl Bachelder

Director at Chick-Fil-A, US Foods; Former CEO, Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen

Adam Rutledge
Adam Rutledge

President, First Security Bank, Northwest Arkansas

Elise Mitchell
Elise Mitchell

Founder and CEO, EliseMitchell.com

Mark Saviers
Mark Saviers

Principal, Cushman Wakefield Sage Partners

Kali Davis
Kali Davis

VP, Harvest Group

Marc Yount
Marc Yount

President and COO, Field Agent

Sheerah Davis
Sheerah Davis

Chief People Officer, dentsu Sports International

Marco Reyes
Marco Reyes

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

James Barnett
James Barnett

Former 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

David Roth founded Workmatters as a 501(c)3 in October, 2003 following its launch at Central United Methodist Church in 2002. He and his wife, Theresa, have served the faith and work community in many ways as Workmatters has transformed as a nonprofit through the years. After serving as its president and CEO for 20 years, Roth retired in December 2023. Read about our new CEO and president, Brandon Swoboda.