Mile High Ministries Denver, CO
Beyond Leaning In
Saturday, Nov. 12 9:00
Beyond Leaning In: A Biblical Perspective of Women & Work
Women hunger to explore the range of their callings, yet many Christian women struggle with conflicting messages surrounding work inside and outside the home. We wonder: Does God call women to work? How can we use our talent and ambition to fulfill God’s purposes in the world? How do we navigate our complex desires for career, marriage, and motherhood? Katelyn Beaty, author of A Woman’s Place: A Christian Vision for Your Calling in the Office, the Home, and the World, joined DIFW to explore God’s call for women and challenged attendees to steward the steward the opportunities and constraints of their unique lives.
Guests and Panelists
Katelyn Beaty is a graduate of Calvin College and was the youngest managing editor in Christianity Today’s history. She was also the first woman to serve in that role. Katelyn is the cofounder of Her.meneutics, a website covering news, cultural trends, and theology from the perspective of Christian women. Recently, Simon & Schuster published her book A Woman’s Place, which uses theological, historical, and cultural lenses to examine the central place work plays in every woman’s life.
Kate Redden is a financial advisor for I.M. Wealthcare, where she offers counsel in personal finances. She graduated from Rhodes College and is a Certified Financial PlannerTM. Kate has two children and attends New Denver Church.
Alli Horst works part time as director of Children’s Ministries at City Church but spends most of her time managing a busy household of soon-to-be three children. She is a graduate of Taylor University and has a Masters in Education from DU.
Convinced that “those who tell stories rule society” (Socrates), Jill logged 10 years of experience in influencing public opinion and perception through strategic communications. While serving as a principal at SE2, a Denver-based communications agency, Jill discovered the joy of integrating the Christian faith with her day-to-day work in the marketplace. In her current work as a freelance consultant, she now tells stories about Denverites bringing the gospel to bear in diverse industries.
Jill is a graduate of Taylor University, an alumna of the Impact Denver leadership program, a deacon at Fellowship Denver Church, and a Kentucky Colonel — an honorary commission given by the state of Kentucky to “individuals noted for their public service and their work for the advancement of Kentucky.”
Joanna serves as Denver Institute’s Director of Public Engagement, hosts the Faith & Work Podcast, and founded Women, Work, & Calling, a national initiative that disciples women for godly influence in public life. Prior to coming to the Institute, Joanna worked in global telecom, nonprofit consulting, and campus ministry with Cru. She served as associate faculty at Denver Seminary and as a sewing instructor at Fancy Tiger Crafts. A third-generation Coloradan, Joanna appreciates both the state’s innovative culture and its cowboy roots. She has an MA in Social Entrepreneurship from Bakke Graduate University and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She also completed a certificate of Women in Leadership through Cornell University. She is the author of Women, Work, & Calling: Step Into Your Place in God's World (IVP, Fall 2023) and is a contributor to the multi-author book, Women & Work: Bearing God’s Image and Joining in His Mission through our Work (B&H Publishing, Spring 2023).