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Live on Mission. Work with Purpose. Change the World.


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Join other Christian professionals who want to use their faith to make a difference in their workplace.

God has always intended our work to be an act of worship, but in today’s climate it can be challenging to see how we can bring our faith into the workplace.

The Bring Faith to Work Conference was founded on the mission to help people view their work as worship and their workplace as their mission field.

The day will be filled with speakers, worship, a professional power panel, and more to bring stories, insights, and inspiration on how we can live out our faith every day. Participants can expect to walk away with a specific action plan on how to approach their work with the purpose of changing the world for God's Kingdom.



Saturday, October 12
9 AM - 4 PM

$55 before August 31
includes lunch

150 Lageshulte Street• Barrington, IL


Chicago Marriot Northwest
4800 Hoffman Boulevard • Hoffman Estates,  IL 

A discounted rate rate will be available for those attending the conference.

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We all have the same mission in life -- to reflect Jesus in and through our lives, to share the Gospel with others, and to manifest God’s Kingdom in our work life.


Each of us is called. We may be called to business, entertainment, media, education, etc. But we are ALL called. By understanding our call, we can learn our purpose.


We are called to collaborate with others. When we combine our time, talent, and resources with others we can do so much more than alone. Together, we can change our world.



Melissa Barber is an inspirational speaker and singer – presenting concerts and talks for groups of all sizes – witnessing to what Jesus continues to do in her life, personally, professionally and spiritually, as well as in the lives of others. A lifelong Catholic, she began leading worship in grade school. She went on to become a professional singer, actress and executive producer.  Never being afraid to express her faith, every step of the way, she has dedicated her time and talent to music ministry, mentorship, retreat leadership, drama ministry, healing services and raising funds for the National MS Society. She recently combined her passions for ministry and production to start Purpose Productions – a company focused on concerts, keynotes and events.  Melissa is an Executive Producer for public and private conferences, conventions, meetings and events. She manages all pre-production elements, including script development, speaker graphics, video development, custom music and entertainment, coaching presenters, site inspections, A/V coordination, and onsite direction of the show.  Over the past twenty-five years, she has managed event, video and digital interactive projects for Fortune 500 & 1000 corporations, retail corporations, automotive corporations, financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies, national associations, medical institutions, museums/science centers, educational institutions/organizations, religious organizations, and theatrical organizations. And several of the projects she has produced have been the recipient of Communicator Awards and Telly Awards.  Melissa seeks to find the joy in each day as she interacts with clients and her teammates. Her project management role requires leading and directing scriptwriters, composers, graphic designers, web & app developers, video production crews, editors and audiovisual crews. All the while, she aims to inspire others and collaborate in a creative, resourceful, and meaningful way for every project.


Executive Producer
Cleveland, OH


Melissa is an inspirational speaker and singer – presenting concerts and talks for groups of all sizes – witnessing to what Jesus continues to do in her life, personally, professionally and spiritually. She began leading worship in grade school and went on to become a professional singer, actress, and executive producer. Every step of the way, she has dedicated her time and talent to music ministry, mentorship, retreat leadership, drama ministry, healing services, and raising funds for the National MS Society. She recently combined her passions for ministry and production to start Purpose Productions – a company focused on concerts, keynotes and events.
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Middle School Teacher
Wauconda, IL


Christina attended Taylor University in Indiana where she majored in Elementry Education. After graduating she moved to the Chicagoland area and quickly discovered Middle School Science to be the place where she would excel as a teacher. While teaching, Christina has also earned her Masters in School Administration, completed graduate-level Science courses and her ESL endorsement. Christina met her husband Kip in 2003 when they were both working at a summer camp in Michigan. Together they have three kids. Kylah (10), Cali (6), and Easton (2).
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Adult Ministry Pastor
Wauconda, IL


Kip grew up in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago and at a young age knew God was calling him to full-time pastoral ministry. Over the past 13 years, Kip has served as the pastor of Student Ministries, Worship, and Adult Ministries. He has been Married to Christina for 14 years and is the father of three children. Kip is passionate about proclaiming God's Word and seeing lives that are forever transformed by the truth and love of Jesus Christ.
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CSP & Attitude Expert
Dubuque, IA

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Matt has engaged audiences from around the world by his real-life humor and quick wit. Creating meaningful attitude changes has been this Southwest Wisconsin boy’s mission in life and he strives daily to inspire others to become positive attitude warriors to combat the negativity around us. Along with his undergrad from the University of Wisconsin and Master’s in Communication from University of Dubuque, Matt earned the CSP, Certified Speaking Professional designation conferred by the National Speaker’s Association. The CSP letters signify Matt has met strict qualifying criteria proving that he understands and delivers value from the platform.
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Speaker & Professor
Elgin, IL

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Meg is a communications expert, professional speaker, and college instructor who is passionate about empowering clients to perform at their highest level by communicating with more comfort, clarity, and confidence. She also happens to be mom of three active kids and wife of one patient Husband. Meg often finds herself sandwiched between the joys and challenges of balancing her purposeful professional goals with a meaningful personal life. Meg started speaking professionally in Christian churches encouraging women to lean on their faith to navigate the murky waters of parenthood.
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Leadership Mentor & Adviser
Seattle, WA

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Mark is an independent director, adviser to chief executives and leadership mentor with experience solving complex business problems for premier, world-renowned companies. He is currently a retained advisor for WL Gore & Associates, JM Huber Corporation, Laird Norton Company, Keeler Investment Group and The Institute for Corporate Productivity. Mark most recently was the Chief Human Resources Officer for the Walgreen Company, where he served on the Executive Operating Committee. Prior to joining the Walgreen Company, Mr. Englizian held HR leadership roles with Amazon, Microsoft, and Tektronix.
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Keynote Speaker & Author
Orlando, FL

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Randy is passionate about helping individuals and teams transform their professional and personal lives. With a twenty-year career as a corporate leader and an accomplished NCAA Basketball Official, Randy uses his unique perspective on effective leadership and teamwork to help others achieve great results. Randy is a professional member of the National Speakers Association, the author of several noteworthy leadership and teamwork books, and has a number of prestigious TV and radio appearances to his credit. Randy Fox uses his officiating, leadership, and life experiences as a keynote speaker to engage audiences and transform their professional and personal lives.
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Jerry Roames

Executive Pastor 
Summerfield, FL

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Jerry has been in ministry since 1994. He is passionate about developing life-giving cultures that leads people to an intimate relationship with God. He is a husband to Lori, a father of two adult men (Austin and Cameron), an ordained minister, a veteran (US Army), a licensed pastoral counselor, a church planter, and a Ph.D. candidate. Jerry currently serves as the Executive Pastor of Village View Community Church and was voted nearly unanimously to serve as Senior Pastor beginning in 2020.
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NIC Sparacio

General Manager
Green Bay, WI

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Nic has worked in natural resources and local government for the last 22 years. While much of his career was spent in urban planning and economic development, he is currently the General Manager for a multi-community drinking water consortium. Nic is known by his customers and colleagues for turning difficult situations into opportunities and for his ability to build consensus between conflicting stakeholders. He enjoys a fantastic marriage of 19 years and his three wonderful children.

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Strategic & Operations Executive
Hawthorn Woods, IL

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Sherrise began her career as a pharmacist and quickly advanced to Executive Pharmacy Director of Midwest Operations. She was the first to move from a pharmacy career path to the District Manager of Pharmacy and Retail Operations. Sherrise recently held the position of Vice President of Chicagoland Operations where she played an integral role in bringing a Fortune 50 company’s mission and purpose to life through her region that encompassed over 481 stores and over 15,000 leaders and team members. Currently, she is pursuing her MBA degree at Keller Graduate School of Management. Sherrise has been married for 15 years and a mother of 3 daughters.
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9:00 AM - Welcome & Opening Remarks by Matt Booth, Kip Blohm, & Randy Fox

9:40 AM - Heaven Help Me! Finding Peace in a Noisy World by Meg Bucaro

Too often the demands placed upon us pull us in various directions throughout the day, leading to frustration and stress. Learn how to lean on your faith to maintain a peaceful centeredness no matter how challenging your days!

10:20 - Break


10:30 AM - The Best of Both Worlds by Mark Englizian

Quality employers know that people of faith are more likely to be reliable, healthy, honest and give their best at work. This presentation will focus on finding common ground between living out your faith and succeeding in your career.

11:10 AM - About My Father’s Business by Sherrise Trotz

The Great Commission is God’s business for all followers of Jesus Christ. This is the ultimate instruction Jesus gave His disciples to inform the world of His teachings and example. This message will provide key steps to align your career leadership goals and values to His business.

12:00 PM - Lunch


12:45 PM - Professional Power Panel with Christina Blohm, Nic Sparacio, Travis Dodge

This dynamic session will include the perspective of several individuals in very different workplace environments. Come learn from a business executive, public sector employee and a teacher as they will be answering many questions on how they effectively do, and sometimes struggle with, living out their faith at work on a daily basis. Questions will be a mix or pre-determined and yes, ones that you will get to ask live during the session!

1:35 PM - Make Me A Disciple by Melissa Barber

An exploration using song, scripture and personal testimony on how we can be modern-day disciples in the workplace; wearing Christ on our sleeves to inspire and lift up the spirits of others.

2:15 PM - Break


2:30 PM - The 2 Million Dollar Turnaround by Jerry Roames

Learn how Jerry has used biblical values and principles to turn around failing businesses. You will Walk away with timeless principles that will work regardless of your business or industry.

3:10 PM - Discover Your REAL Job Title: Change Agent by Randy Fox

Randy will bring our conference to a close with a high energy and powerful message on how each of us changes the world each and every day. Your role, your life and each moment matters. Today is the day to maximize your influence on a world starving for change that brings real and lasting life.

4:00 PM - Closing
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+ Do you have discounts for large groups?

Yes we do! Please email us and we will get in touch with for your group size and discount. Rates start at $50 per person and go down from there depending on your quantity.

+ Is food provided?

Yes, a basic box type lunch will be provided, as will light snacks, coffee and water throughout the day

+ Where should I stay?

Please use this link to make reservations using our hotel block at the Chicago Marriott Northwest.

+ Do you offer refunds?

Refunds (minus the transaction and administration fees of $5.00) will be provided for any cancellation prior to September 15th. After that time, refunds are not provided.

+ I'm not a big church going person, am I welcome?

Absolutely! All are welcome, come as you are. We will be including Christian aspects, but this is not a church service; and everyone will benefit from the conference material.

+ Are you affiliated with any church or denomination?

No we are not affiliated with any specific church or denomination. Bring Faith To Work Conference was founded by Randy Fox, a Christian, husband, father and professional speaker that simply wants to help change the world through workplace believers that attend.

+ What age groups should attend this event?

Adults in the workforce, including stay at home parents. This Conference is ideal for anyone 18 years and up, (we ask no children under 12 attend as we do not have childcare services).

+ Where do I park?

Parking will be available onsite.

+ What time should I arrive?

Registration will begin at 8am. Coffee and light snacks are available, yet this will not be a full breakfast.

+ What should I bring or do to prepare for the event?

Even though we will have a printed program, you might want to bring your device, notebook/pen, whatever works for you to take notes. Most importantly, come with your mind ready to receive; it's going to be a great day!

+ Can I sponsor the event?

We will love to partner with you. Please email to discuss options, thanks for your support

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For groups of 10 or more contact us for discount pricing.

*Ticket purchases will be made through Charges will appear on your bank statement as FoxPoint.

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