Director of Downtown Development | Evansville Regional Economic Partnership
Candace serves as Director of Downtown Development for the Evansville, Indiana Regional Economic Partnership, a 4-county initiative promoting business growth and retention, community development, workforce development, and regional planning in southwest Indiana. Through her leadership over $70 million in public support has been secured for over $300 million in development since the start of the pandemic. Candace is also a CPA with a background in tax and corporate finance.
Founder | Spur LLC
Dan builds coaching cultures in companies and teams around the Denver metro area. He longs to see as many employers as possible spurring their employees on toward love and good work in Denver and beyond.
Prior to founding Spur, he was the founding COO of Activate Workforce Solutions, PBC, a people-centered recruiting agency. He architected a workforce development model focused on coaching — and succeeded where others hadn’t in producing wins for workers, employers, and the community. ActivateWork continues to thrive and be recognized as a top brand in workforce development in Denver, launching the careers of many in our Denver community who are ready for a first opportunity or second chance, while tripling incomes, creating value for companies, building wealth, and leading to dignity through work.
Owner & Realtor | The Umphress Group
As a former teacher and non-profit “field staff” Dave stumbled into real estate at the end of the economic downturn. After finding success in the industry, he began to see a substantial amount of opportunity in using a Real Estate transaction to do a lot of good, and launched The Umphress Group. The Umphress team helps ensure that hundreds of thousands of dollars go to their partner communities in sub-Saharan Africa, providing life-saving water, education and sanitation to remote villages, as well as local initiatives around Colorado.
Helen Young Hayes
CEO, Activate Work | Founder & Executive Sponsor
Helen is the founder and CEO of ActivateWork, whose mission is to connect diverse, qualified talent to leading employers through rigorous skills training, community resources, and professional and life skills coaching. By moving individuals to sustained economic mobility and professional success, ActivateWork creates triple wins for job seekers, employers, and the community. Helen is also a 20-year veteran of the financial industry. She was the portfolio manager of the flagship Janus Worldwide Fund, Janus Overseas Fund, and related assets totaling approximately $50 billion at Janus Capital, a mutual fund company headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Helen is the author and executive sponsor of the Colorado Inclusive Economy Movement, a CEO-led movement using business to build equity and economic opportunity through job creation.
Professor of Business Ethics | Seattle Pacific University
Kenman teaches and researches the areas of business ethics and market-based methods to alleviate global poverty. He is the co-author or editor of three books, most recently Business for the Common Good: A Christian Vision for the Marketplace. His articles have been published in j the Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Markets & Morality and Christian Scholars Review. Prior to becoming a professor, he was employed with Accenture.
Wealth Advisor & Founder | Wealth Squared
Rachel is a Certified Financial PlannerTM professional and a Certified Kingdom Advisor. She is passionate about helping both investors and other financial advisors integrate their Christian values into their investment and financial decisions. Rachel founded Make Your Money Count, LLC in 2009, the year that she first learned about Faith-Based Investing, with the goal of helping Christian investors transform their investment portfolios into a tool that advances kingdom values and human flourishing.
From 2013-2021 she was listed as a “Five-Star Wealth Manager” and in 2009 was named one of the Top Women in Finance by Finance and Commerce Newspaper. In 2022 she was awarded the Larry Burkett Award by Kingdom Advisors, an annual award given to one advisor whose work displays Kingdom impact and professional excellence.
Chief Investment Officer | Brightlight
Tim is Chief Investment Officer of Brightlight, leading all aspects of Brightlight’s impact investment strategy across multi-manager and single sector portfolios and working with investors to help them allocate capital into impact and faith-driven investing. Tim led the formation of Brightlight as it spun out from Christian Super, an Australian Pension Fund, having joined Christian Super in 2005 and been responsible for managing the internal investment team and working with the Investment Committee and external specialists to oversee Investment Strategy.
Prior to working at Christian Super, Tim was an Actuarial Analyst at Aon Consulting. He holds a B Com (Actuarial Studies) from Macquarie University and a Masters of Divinity from the Australian College of Theology, and is a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA).