The future of work is now! No one expected their 2020 vision to be so completely upended by a global health crisis. But that happened. The economy is shifting to adjust to new consumer behavior. Working from home is forcing companies to trust their employees in a new way. Workers at every level are redefining work-life balance. And still, there are others who want to work, but find themselves asking, “What’s next?”

Disruption is an opportunity for believers to lead with creativity

This year’s conference, more than any other, will challenge you to break through the platitudes of Christian culture for a real conversation about what is holding you back.

The speakers will take you deeper and challenge you to root out the roadblocks and explore the blind spots between you and enduring breakthrough.

Get ready for the 2020 Workmatters Conference and grab hold of breakthrough by embracing disruption! Together, we’ll build faith into the future of work.

Speaker Lineup

Leadership voices with global perspective

Driving innovation at the intersection of marketplace, church, and culture, these leaders, executive coaches, and humanitarian advocates bring a truly global perspective on faith and work.

Jo Saxton

Leadership Coach & Author

Jo Saxton is the author of several books, including Ready to Rise and The Dream of You. She has dedicated her life to growing leadership teams around the world and empowering women to find their purpose in their personal lives and in leadership. Jo lives in Minneapolis with her husband, Chris, and their two daughters.

Carey Nieuwhof

Best-Selling Author and host of The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast

Carey Nieuwhof writes one of the most widely read Christian leadership blogs and hosts the top-rated Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast. He is passionate about helping people thrive in life and leadership, both personally and within their organizations. He and his wife Toni live north of Toronto, Ontario, and have two grown sons.

Kathryn McLay

CEO of Sam’s Club

A native of Australia, Kathryn McClay joined the Walmart team in 2015 as vice president of U.S. Finance & Strategy before becoming president and CEO of Sam’s Club. Kathryn currently serves on the Northwest Arkansas Regional Board of Make-A-Wish Mid-South. She and her husband live in Bentonville, Arkansas, with their three children.

Edgar Sandoval

President, World Vision U.S.

In his role at P&G, Edgar Sandoval and his team launched the #LikeAGirl campaign to change culture and empower young women. This passion to see that every child, especially the most vulnerable, has the opportunity to experience Christ’s promise of life drives Edgar’s work at World Vision. Edgar and his wife Leiza live in Black Diamond, Washington, with their four children.


Spoken Word Artist

Propaganda’s work focuses on how cultures cross and inspire one another toward unity. He counts among his cloud of witnesses his father, who was a Black Panther; great-grandmother whom he has called “the holiest person I knew;” and great-uncles, who were Southern Baptist preachers. He and his wife Alma host The Red Couch Podcast.

Liz Forkin Bohannon

CEO, Sseko Designs, author of Beginner’s Pluck

Liz is the founder and CEO of Sseko (Say-Ko) Designs, an ethical fashion brand that works to educate and empower women. In four years, Sseko has grown to become an international fashion brand that provides employment, educational opportunities, and entrepreneurial training to women in East Africa. Liz lives with her husband in Portland, Oregon.

Grant Skeldon

Next Gen Director, Q

Grant Skeldon started Initiative Network to unite and train young leaders to live missionally within their own contexts. Initiative Network has accelerated leaders from across the country to collaboratively transform their cities together. Grant is also author of the book, The Passion Generation, which unlocks the mystique around reaching millennials and Gen Z.

Sue Warnke

Senior Director, Salesforce; President of Faithforce San Francisco

Sue Warnke is the Senior Director of Content & Communications Experience at Salesforce, and President of Faithforce San Francisco and Christians@Salesforce networks. After a lifetime as a proud agnostic, Sue began following Jesus in 2017. Now, Sue is helping spark a movement of authentic faith in the workplace. In her blog, Leanership she shares best practices for integrating faith and work.

Elise Mitchell

Author, Founder, and CEO,

Elise Mitchell is a three-time CEO, globally recognized leadership expert, business consultant, executive coach, and founder of Mitchell Communications Group, one of the 10 fastest-growing public relations firms in the world. She is also the author of best-selling book, Leading Through the Turn, and the founder and facilitator of Next, a high-performance leadership workshop.

Ben Cashion

Vice President, Chief of Staff at Happy Egg

Ben Cashion is a former licensed counselor and consultant who brings a unique perspective every day to his role at Happy Egg. Ben’s passion is building organizations with teams that thrive professionally and personally and win in the marketplace. Ben lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas, with his wife Louise and their three young children.

Donnie Smith

President of African Sustainable Agriculture Project and Former CEO, Tyson Foods

Donnie Smith became president and CEO of Tyson in 2009 after 29 years with the company. He shaped the vision of the food business during his career. Donnie’s contagious enthusiasm and servant leadership inspired and motivated over 115,000 team members. Today he serves the poor in communities locally and in Africa.

Digital Conference Experience

leveraging real-time engagement like never before

For almost seventeen years, Workmatters has been in the business of redefining how Christians approach work. Like countless organizations around the world, we’re changing up our routine and leaning into innovation to rethink what gathering together looks like during this time in history.

This year, the Workmatters Conference comes to you. From live chats to Q&A, you’ll be able to access the conference live as it happens or on-demand as soon as the next day.

More Access

Your digital ticket comes with 12 months of free access to all 2020 Workmatters Conference videos and select videos of main stage speakers and workshops from past conferences.

Full Digital Access

Purchase post-conference access for $60

Stream the conference in its entirety or watch one speaker or workshop at a time. Purchase a full-access 12-month subscription to all conference recordings for $39.