PRESENTERS

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TIMOTHY KELLER

Timothy Keller is Chairman of Redeemer City to City and the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, which he started in 1989 with his wife, Kathy, and three young sons. For twenty-eight years he led Redeemer’s diverse congregation of urban professionals that has grown into three churches (in 2017) with a combined weekly attendance of over 5,000.

Dr. Keller grew up in Pennsylvania and was educated at Bucknell University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Westminster Theological Seminary. He previously served as the pastor of West Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Hopewell, Virginia, Associate Professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, and Director of Mercy Ministries for the Presbyterian Church in America.


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KATHERINE LEARY ALSDORF

Katherine founded Redeemer’s Center for Faith & Work, serving as Executive Director from 2002 – 2012, and launching the Gotham Fellowship, Entrepreneurship Initiative, Arts Ministries, and vocation groups. Since that time she has consulted with other churches to help them start faith and work programs. Currently, she and her husband, John, are co-leading New City Fellows in Raleigh NC in partnership with Holy Trinity Anglican Church. She also teaches with the Made to Flourish network and Regent College.

From 1976-2002, Katherine served in leadership roles in the high tech industry in California, Luxembourg and New York.  She was CEO of an online management education company, a hardware/software products company, and a satellite services company – all tech start ups with 100-120 employees. She earned her MBA at The Darden School at the University of Virginia and took seminary classes at Regent College.

She has served on the boards of Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship, International Arts Movement, her NYC coop board, and the Theology of Work project.  In 2012 Christianity Today named Katherine one of their “50 Women You Should Know.” Also in 2012, Katherine assisted Tim Keller in the writing of Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God's Work. 


DAVID H. KIM

David oversees all the ministries of the Center for Faith & Work as Executive Director and is the Vice President of Faith and Work at Redeemer City to City. Prior to this role, David served as the Director of the Gotham Fellowship, developing and teaching its intensive curriculum while providing spiritual direction. Prior to joining CFW in 2007, David was a Chaplain at Princeton University, where he also served as the Founder and Executive Director of Manna Christian Fellowship for over 12 years.

David received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, his M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary, and his Th.M. from Princeton Theological Seminary, where his studies focused on the public theology of Abraham Kuyper. He has a D.Min. at Fuller Theological Seminary in the area of faith and culture. He’s written a two devotional books: Glimpses of a Greater Glory: A Devotional through the Storyline of the Bible and The Lord’s Prayer Devotional. He’s also the author of 20 and Something: Have the Time of Your Life (and Figure it All Out Too) and is the general editor of the NIV Faith & Work Bible.


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ELIZABETH BARLOW ROGERS

Elizabeth Barlow Rogers is the president of the Foundation for Landscape Studies. In 1979 she was appointed Central Park administrator and was instrumental in founding the Central Park Conservancy the following year. During her fifteen-year tenure as president of this pioneering public-private park partnership, she was instrumental in overseeing much of the park’s renovation according to a Conservancy-sponsored management and restoration plan.

Rogers’s published works include: The Forests and Wetlands of New York City (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1971); Frederick Law Olmsted's New York (Whitney Museum/Praeger, 1972); Rebuilding Central Park: A Management and Restoration Plan (The MIT Press, 1987); Landscape Design: A Cultural and Architectural History (Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2001); Romantic Gardens: Nature, Art, and Landscape Design (Morgan Library and Museum and Foundation for Landscape Studies in association with David R. Godine, Publisher, 2010); Writing the Garden: A Literary Conversation Across Two Centuries (New York Society Library and Foundation for Landscape Studies in association with David R. Godine, Publisher, 2011); Green Metropolis: The Extraordinary Landscapes of New York City as Nature, History, and Design (Knopf, 2016); and Saving Central Park: A History and Memoir (Knopf, 2018).  

Among the several awards Rogers has received are the New York Botanical Garden’s Gold Medal, 2016; Green-Wood Historic Fund’s Dewitt Clinton Award in Arts, Literature, Preservation and Historic Research, 2010; Rockefeller Foundation’s Jane Jacob’s Award, 2010; and the American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society’s Cornelius Armory Pugsley Medal, 2007.


GLIMPSES

"Glimpses" are exciting opportunities throughout the city to participate in diverse experiences centered around work, culture and sabbath. Hosted by lay-leaders in the CFW community, these offerings are designed to point towards glimpses of God's glory in New York City. Glimpse sign-ups will be available for conference participants at a later date. (Depending on the offering, additional costs may apply.) Additional Glimpse opportunities announced soon!

 

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FACEBOOK WORKSITE VISIT

Come tour the offices of Facebook to examine the company’s cultural approaches to productivity and creativity, while also hearing from employees about their day to day work.

 


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GREAT GOTHAM CHALLENGE

In this thrilling urban scavenger hunt, you’ll experience New York City as you never have before. Within teams, you’ll work through city-centric challenges and puzzles and learn new things about the Big Apple along the way.


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COMEDY SHOW

Join us for a stand-up comedy performance followed by an in-depth look into how the gospel intersects with the entertainment sector.

 


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ALPHABET SCOOP

Have some ice cream and see this newly opened and highly lauded East Village shop that blends a great product with a powerful mission.


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TOWN REAL ESTATE WORKSITE VISIT

Come visit one of the largest real estate firms in New York City, where we’ll see how urban homes are found and made, and hear from a broker about the inner workings of the vast and complex NYC market.


FLOWER ARRANGING

Learn a simple and practical method for bringing God’s beauty into your personal space. Together we’ll learn a new restful hobby and the spiritual importance of fostering beauty in your daily life.


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RUnning Tour of Central Park

How can running be a form of practicing rest? Come find out and run through a guided path with a group.

 


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GOLDMAN SACHS TRADING FLOOR VISIT

Get an inside look at the excitement and energy of a trading floor. We’ll also hear from a panel of finance industry employees to hear about the shifts, values, and complexities of the financial sphere.

 


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TOUR OF LOWER MANHATTAN/REVOLUTIONARY NEW YORK

With more than 400 years of history, come see the Lower Manhattan neighborhood where what once were cow paths and trading posts are now skyscraper lined streets.

 


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MOVING MEDITATION: YOGA SESSION 

Knowing His great care for our bodies, how can we invite God into our physical workouts? Through meditation and prayer, we’ll discover how to connect God to breathing and movement in this meditation that will also include an hour long yoga class and journaling.