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CIB Events and Connections Archive

The Center for Integrity in Business exists to serve you by drawing on the best of theological and management scholarship and practice. Below are some of our recent events. For more information, and to learn more about how you can participate in our work, contact the Center.

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"Ethics and Work and Faith" seminar with Martien Kelderman

Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

CIB hosted Martien Kelderman on the SPU campus. Kelderman is the CEO of the Fountain Institute, a faith in the marketplace ministry in New Zealand.

Kelderman brings vast experience in education, corporate chaplaincy, for-profit business, and nonprofit management. He discussed work and faith issues he has encountered in New Zealand, and practical, biblical models for helping business people wrestle with ethical dilemmas. Some of his current research focuses on a theology of profit.


Kiros Seattle breakfast with Eric Best

Friday, June 18, 2010, 7 a.m.–8:30 a.m.

Eric Best currently serves as Chairman and CEO of Mercent Corporation, a software-as-a-service business helping retailers to gain visibility, compete more effectively, and become profitable. He spoke about risk and reward.

CIB Chapel series - John Terrill

Tuesday, June 1, 2010, 9:30 a.m.–11 a.m.

John Terrill, director of SPU's Center for Integrity in Business, spoke about "The Promise of Heaven for Our Earthly Work."

Watch the presentation on iTunes.


Kiros Seattle breakfast with Brett Eddy

Friday, May 28, 2010, 7 a.m.–8:30 a.m.

Brett Eddy is CEO and creative director of Ignition Garage. He possesses more than 15 years of experience as a technology executive, and spoke on redemptive ways to use technology.

CIB Chapel series - Grant Learned with Ted Schroth

Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 9:30 a.m.–11 a.m.

Grant Learned (assistant professor of Business Law) and Ted Schroth (attorney and real estate developer) spoke about "Capitalists Glorifying God."

Watch the presentation on iTunes.

CIB Chapel series - Roger Bairstow

Tuesday, May 18, 2010, 9:30 a.m.–11 a.m.

Roger Bairstow is an executive on the managing board for Broetje Orchards. He spoke on "Growing Fruit That Will Last." Broetje Orchards cultivates 6,000 acres and more than a million mostly apple and cherry trees near Prescott, WA, in central Walla Walla County. The company's generosity led them to build a village with permanent housing, schools, and a library and gym for its labor force; profits are used to provide scholarships, social services, computer literacy and other training courses, and several youth programs.

Watch the presentation on iTunes.

CIB Chapel series - Micheal Flaherty

Tuesday, May 4, 2010, 9:30 a.m.–11 a.m.

Micheal Flaherty, Co-Founder and President of Walden Media, spoke on "Prospero's Books: Using Film to Lead People Into a Transformational Love of Literature."

Watch the presentation on iTunes.


"Good Business and Good Story" seminar with Micheal Flaherty

Tuesday, May 4, 2010, 9 a.m.–
Wednesday, May 5, 2010, 8:30 p.m.

Micheal Flaherty is co-Founder and President of Walden Media. He is also a gracious and energetic entrepreneur, as we saw during the two days he spent at SPU. He discussed what makes for good business and good storytelling, and how Walden Media (producer of films such as The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Holes) works to improve child literacy by getting kids excited about good movies and good literature.


Kiros Seattle breakfast with David Gill

Friday, April 30, 2010, 7 a.m.–8:30 a.m.

David Gill was recently appointed as the Mockler-Phillips Professor of Workplace Theology and Business Ethics at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and he spoke on the theology of business ethics.

CIB Chapel series - Steve Bell

Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 9:30 a.m.–11 a.m.

Steve Bell, President and CEO of Pacific Crest Industries, spoke about "my grace is sufficient for you." He shared some of what he has learned about himself, others, his business, and his relationship with God by providing leadership in very tough economic times.

Pacific Crest is a highly regarded, family-owned custom cabinet manufacturer. The company focuses on excellent service, craftsmanship, eco-sensitive manufacturing processes, and social responsibility.