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Discover What We Are All About

At Austin Center for Faith and Work, we are passionate about helping professionals like you understand work as integral to life with God and mission. Through Christ-centered mentorship, connections, and resources, we create a space for you to dig into that truth and practice it. We believe diverse, Spirit-led communities of practice are ideal for change and only rich spiritual lives sustain sacrificial service to others.

Our aim is straightforward and heartfelt: to develop spiritually vibrant leaders who want to see Greater Austin flourish. This means bringing glimpses of heaven on earth through Spirit-led, sacrificially generous, and radically relational leadership.

All of this toward a vision where work's potential for good is realized in our city. At Austin CFW, our programs and initiatives help you to more deeply align your work with God's purposes, and to lead with excellence in service to others.

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The only Christian work is good work well done.

Dorothy Sayers

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The only Christian work is good work well done.

Dorothy Sayers

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Vision

Work's potential for "shalom" realized.

Mission

We gather, empower and develop people to engage work as God intended.

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Get to Know Our Team

Steve Teng

Executive Director

You can often find Steve brainstorming and strategizing with Austin CFW members and local community leaders for redemptive work initiatives. His sense of vocation leads him to the intersection of faith, work, justice and mercy. He and his wife Anne have three children and count it a privilege to serve Austin.

 

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Susan Tolles

Director of Operations

Susan has called Austin home since moving here to attend the University of Texas, and aspires to leave a Jesus-shaped imprint on the city to make it a better place for the next generation. Susan and her husband Jim are blessed to have their 3 children and 6 grandchildren living nearby. Their family loves  spending time together at the lake and in the mountains.

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Bill Walker

Director of Formation & Theology

Bill has worked as both a pastor and professor, teaching in the areas of theology, business ethics, and spiritual formation. He loves seeing people discover their work as a means of worship and living out their faith. He now serves as the director of House Christian Study Center at UT-Austin. He is also a lecturer at Baylor University. Bill met his wife Whitney,  in high school here in Austin and they have three children.

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TJ Morelli

Director of Community Engagement

TJ draws from his background in both the business world and pastoral ministry. He finds great joy in seeing people go from ‘black and white’ to ‘color’ in how they view their work in the city where God placed them.  He and his wife, Rachel, have 4 children and they are thankful to call Austin home.

 

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Kristine Turner

Communications and Program Support

Kristine brings both her lived experience of integrating faith in the workplace and her gifts of intentional listening and compassion – cultivated through her nursing career. The way God uses small acts of faithfulness and boldness to build relationships and change workplace culture in Austin encourages and humbles her.

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Robby Moore

Workplace Fellowship Associate

Robby loves Austin and counts it an incredible privilege to serve the city and its people. He pastors Capitol City Church, with a passion for helping people figure out how to live all of life with the Lord, believing faith and work integration is a critical piece to the puzzle. Robby and his wife Kristin have 3 children and they enjoy being active outdoors.

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Board of Directors

Howard Morrison - Partner, Morrison Ranch

Reid Rutherford - CEO Melzi Corporation; Partner, 1Flourish Capital

Kimberly Deckel -Executive Pastor, Church of The Cross

Patrick Farrell - Executive Director, Potomac Angel Capital

TJ Morelli - Founder, Pivot Leadership Group; Pastor, Austin Ridge Bible Church

Join, Connect, and Make a Difference in Greater Austin.

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Bless your workplace.
Serve the City.

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Bless your workplace.
Serve the City.

Pivot Leadership Group, dba Austin Center for Faith & Work, is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
All donations in the United States are tax-deductible in full or part.