Chip Roper

President, VOCA Center

Dr. Chip Roper is the President of The VOCA Center. VOCA makes work better for individuals and teams by transforming secular jobs into sacred callings. Dr. Roper provides coaching and advisory services to executives, professionals, company teams, and the pastors who serve them. In addition to coaching, Chip produces The Calling Workshop, a quarterly event in Midtown Manhattan, the annual Executive Summit, and facilitates a monthly peer mentoring experience entitled The Executive Circle. He writes the column Marketplace Faith for

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Certified in Executive Coaching by Columbia University, Chip tackles the vocational challenge from 30 years of experience as a small businessman, a pastor, a career coach, and a business consultant. Dr. Roper’s executive clients can be found in firms such as J.P.Morgan, BayCrest Capital, Google, Target Health, Previnex, Hangang Assets, the Ugandan Permanent Mission to the U.N., CNBC, and the New York Property Insurance Underwriters Association.

Chip and his wife of 30 years, Audrey, have three daughters, the youngest of which is a freshman in college. They live along the East River in the Long Island City neighborhood of New York City.