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Get to Know our Staff

Meet our staff: Hannah Stolze (Director), Keith Johnson (Co-Director), Ben Norquist (Managing Director), and Erin McCord Savidge (Office Coordinator).

Headshot of CFI director Dr. Hannah StolzeDr. Hannah Stolze

Director

hannah.stolze@wheaton.edu

Visit Dr. Stolze's faculty profile.

 

 

Headshot of CFI co-director Dr. Keith JohnsonDr. Keith Johnson

Co-Director

keith.johnson@wheaton.edu

Visit Dr. Johnson's faculty profile.

 

 

Ben Norquist portrait headshot, 200x300pxBen Norquist

Managing Director

benjamin.norquist@wheaton.edu

Ben Norquist studied history and political science in college (Bryan College, Dayton, Tennessee), and went on to earn his Master of Arts in Western thought from St. John's College (Annapolis, Maryland). Ben is a Ph.D. student in the Higher Education department at Azusa Pacific University. In this capacity, he is studying innovation and internationalization in higher education.

As the Managing Director at the Wheaton Center for Faith & Innovation, Ben directs the programs, ensuring healthy engagement with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the broader public. He also brings his background in spiritual formation and Christian thought about vocation into our work on campus. 

Before coming to Wheaton, Ben served as Director of Spiritual Formation for seven years at Bryan College, where he and his team developed and refined mentored international internships, campus-wide lecture series, academic study tours, and other curricular and co-curricular programs. He considers his current work with the Center for Faith & Innovation to be a continuation and maturation of his previous work experiences.

Ben enjoys reading and writing, playing collaborative board games with his family, and meeting people from other parts of the world. Ben has authored a chapter on vocation in a forthcoming volume published by IVP Academic.

See Ben’s LinkedIn profile.

Erin McCord Savidge portraitErin McCord Savidge

Office Coordinator for CFI

Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Curriculum & Advising

erin.savidge@wheaton.edu

Erin was born in Minnesota but spent most of her early years in Iowa with her parents and older brother.  She chose Wheaton College for her undergraduate studies after learning about the school from a Google search for Christian colleges and universities. She graduated with a degree in Community Art and completed a minor in Urban Studies while participating in the Wheaton in Chicago program. Throughout the process, she developed a love for bringing creative approaches to friendships, relationships, and institutional and administrative challenges. Erin and her husband Josh met during their freshman year in the Wheaton College Gospel Choir, giving the choir a special place in their hearts.

Erin loves learning about the ways God’s vocational callings often come to us through the ordinary aspects of everyday life, such as physical location, relational ties, ability, opportunity, and other life experiences. She seeks to orient herself to God’s leading in all of the many realms and layers of work in her life, looking for purpose and beauty in unexpected places.

During her free time, Erin enjoys playing piano, reading fantasy fiction, playing pinochle with her extended family, eating meals with friends, and bookbinding.

Portrait of Emily Allen, CFI's Office AssistantEmily Allen

Office Assistant

Emily is from Southern California but spent a gap year studying the Bible in Northern England and Austria before coming to Wheaton for her undergraduate education. She is currently pursuing a degree in International Relations while minoring in Spanish and Psychology. 

As a college student, Emily understands the great need for guidance in pursuing God’s callings in one’s life. She enjoys working for a center that facilitates helping students learn to think about how to best serve God not just in their future careers, but also in their unique vocational callings as students now.

Besides working for CFI and being a full-time student, Emily enjoys volleyball, playing cello, watching movies, and traveling.