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Wheaton Center for Faith & Innovation

The purpose for the Center for Faith and Innovation is to develop Christian marketplace leaders through theology and liberal arts research to create innovative solutions for business.

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Members of our community are emerging managers and leaders in their organizations, committed to serving their institutions and the world with their best efforts. They are seeking the skills and wisdom they will need as new vocational opportunities open for them. They are dedicated and faithful.

With all they bring to their work, they're looking for a community of likeminded professionals and concrete training for the new skills they'll need as they open new doors.  Integrate is our annual gathering, an event for connecting with each other and to get training in needed business tools for the future.

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Why CFI?

We see the marketplace as a natural expression of the Church, and the Church as a necessary agent for change in the marketplace. We believe purpose-filled leaders deserve help to hone their skills, pursue their calling, and make their greatest impact. Together, we’re using business best practices to craft innovative solutions for today’s most significant issues.

The Need for CFI
Read CFI's Annual Report

Explore the CFI journey, review the charter members, and see  CFI's impact metrics from it's launch year.

READ CFI's ANNUAL REPORT

Watch the CFI Intro Video

EXECUTIVE TESTIMONIALS

"The effect these businesses will have on the lives of people all over the world - we've got to inform that with a vision and an epic and a theology that goes beyond Bible study and prayer meeting at work." - Jeff Wright, Urban Ministries, Inc.

"What Wheaton's doing right now is to try to figure out how do you integrate the values of faith in the marketplace?" - Ron Johnson, Enjoy Technologies, Inc.

Read the Blog

Join the CFI community as we explore the questions that matter most to you.

How are other Christian leaders in business handling the difficult decisions they face? Where can leaders find wisdom and resources to navigate disruption? What are the highest priorities for Christian leaders in the marketplace who are dealing with open ended challenges?

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Part of a world pandemic map from Johns Hopkin's Center for Systems Science and Engineering
How are Christian business leaders responding to COVID-19?

CFI invites business leaders to participate in a research project on leading during COVID-19 and to utilize our COVID-19 resource collection curated especially for Christian leaders in the marketplace today.

Sponsor a Project with the CFI iLab

Every business has a running list of problems and opportunities they’d like to get around to. The CFI iLab addresses these lists by identifying opportunities, producing resources, and solving problems on behalf of partners. A research and development hub, CFI iLab brings together specialized skills, project management savvy, cutting-edge tools, and passionate student teams to take on projects for our partners.

Read about the iLab
Student Discussion in the Classroom
Invest in the Wheaton Center for Faith & Innovation

An investment in CFI is a strategic gift that will help prepare students for their future vocations for many years to come.


Meet Our Staff

Hannah Stolze

Hannah Stolze

Executive Director

Keith Johnson, Ph.D.

Keith Johnson

Director of Theological Integration

Ben Norquist

Ben Norquist

Managing Director

Denise Daniels

Director of Executive and Entrepreneurial Engagement

Paul Lee

Director of Research Engagement

Ana Rivera Munoz

Ana Rivera-Munoz

Project Coordinator

  • Connect with Us

  • Wheaton Center for Faith & Innovation
    501 College Ave
    Wheaton, IL 60187
  • 630.752.7369
    CFI@wheaton.edu