Adult Programs : Faith & Leadership



This speaker series addresses the challenges of upholding a Christian life in a fast paced, competitive work environment. How can we maintain our values as we seek professional growth and face obstacles in the workplace, community, and at home? How can faith and religious principles undergird decision-making for ethically sound organizations? These and similar questions are addressed by accomplished leaders who join us as guest speakers to share their personal stories and hard-earned wisdom.

All are welcome to attend Faith & Leadership events and there is no admission fee or reservation needed. Meetings take place either on Friday mornings over refreshments from 7 to 8:15 a.m., or on Thursday evenings from 7 to 8:15 p.m. All events take place at Kenilworth Union Church, 211 Kenilworth Avenue, Kenilworth, Illinois.

Faith & Leadership is led by a diverse committee including: Ben Armstrong, Meredith Daw, Paul Earle, Jeff Gooden, Pete Hepner, Lisa Ristic, Randy White and Reverend Jo Forrest.

Seal of Kenilworth Union Church

Online Micah Bible Reading


January 5—What does the Lord require?

January 12—Do Justice

January 19—Love Kindness

January 26—Walk humbly with your God


Upcoming Speakers

Coming soon, check back later.







Past Speakers


joanne-smithThursday, May 19, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Joanne C. Smith, MD

President and Chief Executive Officer of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago



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Robert Wolcott

Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN) and a Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Kellogg School of Management


Tropp-thumbFriday, January 22, 2016

Thomas Tropp

Vice President of corporate ethics and sustainability for Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.



Friday, December 4, 2015

James T. Hackett

Partner in private equity firm Riverstone Holdings LLC


Friday, November 13, 2015

James J. Phillips

Vice President for Athletics and Recreation at Northwestern University


Friday, October 23, 2015

Walter Scott

Kellogg School of Management professor, emeritus


Friday, May 1, 2015

Tony Vernon

Recently retired CEO, Kraft Foods Group


Friday, April 17, 2015

Randy Lewis

Recently retired Senior VP of Walgreens Supply Chain & Logistics


Friday, March 13, 2015

Sally Blount

Dean, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University


Friday, November 14, 2014

Harry Kraemer

executive partner with Madison Dearborn, author of From Values to Action, and former CEO at Baxter, and professor of management and strategy at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management