Faith at Work Endowment

Dr. Margaret Sampson Edgell taught business and economics for more than two decades, including at Calvin College in Michigan and Seattle Pacific University. She passed away in Seattle on October 17. Friends and colleagues are invited to attend her memorial service Sunday, November 4, at 4 p.m., at Wallingford Bible Fellowship in Seattle.

Edgell was a former adjunct professor in the SPU School of Business and Economics and a former professor of business at Calvin College. She previously worked for the U.S. Treasury, and was a co-founder of the Northwest Christian Writers Association. Her research with business students showed that Christian students mature in their chosen disciplines differently than other students. Her findings are in a book she co-authored with Johan Hegeman and Henk Jochemsen, Practice and Profile: Christian Formation for Vocation.

As a professor committed to supporting students’ efforts to live for Christ in the business world, Edgell proposed a “Faith at Work” prize at SPU. She hoped it would become an enduring legacy to bless students for years.

At SPU, this prize will be administered by the School of Business and Economics and winners will be selected by a panel of peers and faculty. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Margaret Edgell Faith at Work Prize Endowment by contact SPU Senior Gift Officer Kristi Nelson at 206-281j-2313 or


Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2012