To learn more about the 2019 conference, check out this Summary Report of the Believers in Business event of the year.

February 23, 2019

To learn more about the 2019 conference, check out this Summary Report of the Believers in Business event of the year.

Sheeba has built a career building purpose-driven brands in the CPG, retail, and nonprofit sectors. She spent ten years in executive roles at Mondelēz International and Kraft Foods.    She was the Global Marketing Director for the World’s #1 Cookie, Oreo, a $2 billion+ brand present in over 100 countries.   Sheeba also served as the VP of Global Marketing Strategy & Communications for International Justice Mission, the largest anti-slavery organization in the world.   She oversaw the redesign of IJM’s global brand and launch of the book, The Locust Effect, written by Gary Haugen, Founder & CEO. The book was named a Washington Post Best Seller and featured at the World Economic Forum and TED.  Sheeba was recently a member of the  turnaround team to help revitalize one of America's most well-known retailers, JCPenney.  As the  Vice President of Marketing Strategy & Communications,  she led the modernization of JCPenney’s brand, making it more relevant to a younger customer base. She is currently advising private equity teams and start-up CEOs in developing growth strategies for ventures in the public and private sectors.

Sheeba has a heart for prayer and is passionate about global ministry. She is a member of the CEO advisory team for Redeemer City to City, an organization founded by Timothy Keller, which equips leaders to plant churches around the world.  She also serves an advisor for entrepreneurs at Praxis, a startup accelerator focused on Kingdom-based entrepreneurship. She holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Rev. Dr. Kenneth J. Barnes is the Mockler-Phillips Professor of Workplace Theology and Business Ethics at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Director of the Mockler Center for Faith and Ethics in the Workplace.

Prior to his academic career, Dr. Barnes spent many years as a senior international executive for several multi-billion dollar companies doing business on six continents. He has also served as a bi-vocational pastor in both the United States and the United Kingdom where he holds dual-citizenship.

Professor Barnes' main areas of research and teaching are: the intersections of theology and economics and faith at work. He has published numerous papers in the U.S., U.K. and Australia. His recent book projects include: Light From the Dreaming Spires: Reflections on Ministry to Gen Y (Resource Publishing) 2017; Redeeming Capitalism (Eerdmans) 2018; andReligion and Business Ethics: Religious Perspectives on Business,” in Routledge Companion to Business Ethics (Routledge) 2018.

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Shang is currently a Senior Consultant with L.E.K. Consulting with a focus on retail and consumer products, and also runs a personal finance coaching service and website called SaveMyCents.com - Dealing With Disappointment Breakout Session

Jason Wright is Associate Partner in McKinsey & Company’s Washington DC office, where he helps companies enact operations strategy in both the private and public sector. Jason is part of the McKinsey Service Operations practice and a core leader in the North American Defense and Security practice. He also leads diversity and inclusion efforts in the DC office and spearheads North American outreach to executives of color.

Jason recently joined the Board of Trustees at Union Theological Seminary. He is also a former teaching pastor who leads addiction recovery groups. Prior to joining McKinsey, he was a running back in the National Football League, finishing his athletic career as a team captain and labor union leader during the 2011 NFL Lockout. He has a B.A. in Psychology from Northwestern University and a M.B.A. in Operations and Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, Tiffany, and two young children.

Cheryl Bachelder is a passionate, purpose-led business leader -- the former CEO of Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. from 2007 to 2017 and the author of Dare to Serve: How to drive superior results by serving others. Her focus is to regenerate the practice of servant leadership in the marketplace, living out the principles of her Christian faith. Cheryl is also a director and compensation committee chair at Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (PIR). She sits on the advisory board of Procter & Gamble’s franchising venture, Tide Dry Cleaners. She is active in philanthropy, focusing on the development of strong leaders for non-profit organizations.

Cheryl’s earlier career included brand leadership roles at Yum Brands, Domino’s Pizza, RJR Nabisco, The Gillette Company and Procter & Gamble.  Cheryl holds a Bachelor’s and Masters of Business Administration degree from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. She is married 36 years to Chris Bachelder and they have three grown daughters and two adorable grandsons. Cheryl and Chris reside in Atlanta, Georgia and attend Buckhead Church.

Dave is CEO & Co-Founder at Praxis Labs, a venture community which works to motivate, educate, and resource Christians to pursue redemptive entrepreneurship, to renew the spirit of the age. Each year, Praxis runs its flagship accelerator programs, equipping leaders from 24 early-stage businesses and nonprofits, as well as Praxis Academy, an undergraduate initiative that works with over 50 schools.

Previously, Dave was a Principal Designer at innovation firm IDEO and founded two companies in music and technology. The author of From Concept to Scale, he's had the privilege of speaking at varied venues including The White House, Harvard, Q, and The Gathering. He has a BA from Babson College, an MBA & MEM from Northwestern, and lives in Manhattan, where he is part of Church of the City.

Nancy Ortberg is serving as the CEO of Transforming the Bay with Christ. She is also a founding partner of Teamworx2, a business and leadership consulting firm that provides fast-paced, practical, and compelling sessions to leaders and their teams.  Teamworx2 works with businesses, schools, nonprofits, and churches to address issues of organizational effectiveness and teamwork.

Prior to Transforming the Bay with Christ and Teaworx2, Nancy served as teaching pastor for eight years at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois.  During that time she led Network, a ministry that helps people identify their spiritual gifts and find a place of service in the church, and Axis, a weekly gathering for the eighteen- to twenty-something generation. Nancy is a gifted communicator who is passionate about helping people connect what they believe with their everyday lives. She and her husband, John, live in the Bay Area and have three children: Laura, Mallory, and Johnny. 

Jason Wright is Partner in McKinsey & Company’s Washington DC office, where he helps companies enact operations strategy in both the private and public sector. Jason is part of the McKinsey Service Operations practice and a core leader in the North American Defense and Security practice. He also leads diversity and inclusion efforts in the DC office and spearheads North American outreach to executives of color.

Jason recently joined the Board of Trustees at Union Theological Seminary. He is also a former teaching pastor who leads addiction recovery groups. Prior to joining McKinsey, he was a running back in the National Football League, finishing his athletic career as a team captain and labor union leader during the 2011 NFL Lockout. He has a B.A. in Psychology from Northwestern University and a M.B.A. in Operations and Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, Tiffany, and two young children.

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