Praxis Circle Contributor Hugh Whelchel is the founder and recent Executive Director of the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics (IFWE) but has since transitioned into the role of Senior Fellow at IFWE due to a long battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease. He graduated from the University of Florida and received his MA in religion from the Reformed Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. Hugh is also currently attending the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Praxis Circle interviewed Hugh Whelchel because his Christian worldview is thoughtful and comprehensive and because IFWE is integrating Christianity with work and economics.

After a successful 30-year career in the IT industry, partly leading turnarounds, Mr. Whelchel became the Executive Director and a professor at the Reformed Theological Seminary. He is also an ordained ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church of America.

Mr. Whelchel authored the books How Then Should We Work? Rediscovering the Biblical Doctrine of Work and All Things New: Rediscovering the Four-Chapter Gospel, as well as many articles that have been published in the Washington Post and Christianity Today, among other publications.

He has served as Executive Director and board member at The Fellows Initiative and on numerous other boards of Christian non-profits.