Brian Gray

Brian Gray DIFW smallBrian Gray is the director of cultural engagement, leading the Church Partnership Network and the 5280 Fellowship.

Brian has wrestled with the idea of vocation for a long time. He started with a bachelor’s degree in physiology from the University of California at Davis and a master’s of education in exercise physiology from the University of Texas. He then worked for 10 years in pastoral ministry and graduate theological education after getting his master’s in divinity from Denver Seminary.

Today, he is broadly recognized as a pastor to pastors and one of Denver’s leading voices on theology of work and vocation. He has described his vocation this way: “As a theological educator, part of my vocation is to train the pastors who will inspire the business leaders in their congregation to live that whole-life vocation.” Follow him on Twitter — @bdgrizzle.

Must reads?

In 1988, when I was a curious adolescent, Knowing God, by J.I. Packer, taught me that I could love God with my mind. And Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry continues to remind me of the importance of a place, its people, and how our calling contributes to both.

After work?

I watch Liverpool Football Club, read good books, share conversations both with and about fine beer… and try to make more time for all of the above!