Workmatters Institute –
Senior Leaders

work with  purpose  grow your influence.

Leaders who integrate their faith and work transform the workplace – 87% find deeper purpose and meaning, and 99% want to mold the culture at work (Barna). WMI – Senior Leaders is a 10-week cohort designed to equip leaders like that. Transformational leaders who will:

  • Have a compelling vision for their next season of leadership.
  • Move from leadership effectiveness to effectiveness and influence.
  • Work with integrity to their values and enable others to do the same.
  • Build their personal capacity to lead through change.

The Workmatters Institute brings clarity to the purpose of work, and the personal and professional development is mind-boggling. You can never approach your work the same.

Kali Davis

Vice President, Harvest Group

Details & Outcomes.


A select national cohort of rising senior leaders will learn from:
  • Established WMI curriculum facilitated by its co-founder.
  • 7 executive speakers who provide practical and actionable faith and work stories and guidance.
  • Proven model for envisioning and leading renewal and change.
  • An intentional peer community across multiple companies.


We believe that transformation involves the whole person. Through readings and reflection, facilitated sessions and exercises and executive speakers, WMI equips leaders holistically:
  • HEAD: develop a God-purposed vision for work.
  • HEART: connect to God’s presence in the details of work.
  • HANDS: build ability to influence, envision, and enable needed change.
  • HABITS: adopt practices for a way of life that sustains long-term growth.


  • Accomplished leaders with significant teams who want to keep growing – likely at a Director or VP level.
  • Hungry to grow in their leadership influence and living faith
    at work as a senior leader.
  • On, or open to, a faith journey following Jesus – we use the
    Nicene Creed as a basis of agreement.
  • Can commit to the 10-weeks of class time, reading, and reflection.

Part of Certificate Programs

Workmatters Institute

Course Themes

Professional Development       Spiritual Development

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Time: 10 Weeks

Location: Zoom

Spring dates coming soon

March 2024

7 Executive Speakers


2-3 hours / week

Reading + Exercises + Class


What You’ll Learn

Every session in the 10-week Workmatters Institute experience features live facilitation and teaching from our expert Workmatters staff, insights from executive speakers, and group discussion with like-minded peer community. Feel free to reach out to Darrel Harvey, Workmatters Institute Director, for more information (dharvey@workmatters.org).

Participants will:

  • Understand how their actual work fits into the Christian worldview.
  • Take practical steps to live out their faith at work.
  • Leave with a strategy and passion to initiate redemptive change in their workplace.
  • Be equipped to transform their workplace.

Your Guides and Speakers

Workmatters draws from executives, entrepreneurs, and leaders from every industry you can imagine, each with a unique faith story and calling to serve Christ in the marketplace. Below are previous speakers (speakers will be updated as they are confirmed). Click the link at the bottom to view all previous speakers.

As a participant in WMI – Senior Leaders, you will have the opportunity to hear from 7 of these leaders. You will also be taught and led by either our Workmatters Institute Director or Workmatters Institute co-founder.

Cheryl Bachelder

Cheryl Bachelder

Board Member at Chick-Fil-A, US Foods

Donnie Smith

Donnie Smith

President and CEO, Foster Farms

Sheerah Davis

Sheerah Davis

Chief People Officer, Merkle Americas

Henry Ho

Henry Ho

Cofounder & Chief Strategy Officer at Field Agent

Elise Mitchell

Elise Mitchell

Three-Time CEO, Leadership Strategist, Executive Coach, Author and Speaker

Mitch Bettis

Mitch Bettis

President of Arkansas Business Publishing Group

What Participants Are Saying

One of the coolest things about the Workmatters Institute digital experience was getting to know people from all around the country who are seeking to glorify the Lord in their work.

Patricia Rothmeyer

Social Media Marketing Manager, Happy Egg

The Workmatters Institute brought to light the idea that work was created by God and it was good. Through the institute I was able to grow a deeper understanding that work was created not to be a curse, but an act of worship.

Trevor Gies

Senior Marketing Manager, Cobb-Vantress

Learning to see work as part of God’s plan for the world really impacted how I come in to work every day. I highly recommend the Workmatters Institute for anyone looking for meaning and purpose in their work (with the added bonus of networking with other young professionals and making lasting, meaningful friendships)!

Lauren Sova

Customer Experience Representative, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.

WMI helps resolve the tension for those that feel stuck between ambition and purpose and don’t know how to connect the two.

Dwayne Houston

National Account Executive, Procter & Gamble

My experience with the Workmatters Institute was second to none. My entire attitude at work changed and I learned how to appreciate the small wins. Through the digital institute, I met so many wonderful people and it was amazing to hear their stories.

Brittney Johnson

Senior Order Fulfillment Manager, Safe Foods

Apply/Next Steps

Need some more information? Schedule a short consultation with our Institute Director to learn more about the Workmatters Institute experience.