If you’re a marketplace leader who is serious about connecting your talents and passion with advancing God’s Kingdom — you’re in the right place. We believe in integrating the Bible into every arena of life. Our approach connects ancient teaching with modern day business application. You’ll learn from the Bible, from some of the world’s most renowned business leaders, and from like-minded peers.

Time is money. Lifework will not squander it. We will leverage every minute to help you set a new course for greater impact.
You’ll gain deep insights from leaders you would want to work for – successful business men and women who share your passion and have walked the talk.
It’s tough to find Christians in the marketplace. They’re either silenced by culture or they struggle to find effective ways to integrate faith at work. You’ll make these connections at Lifework.
“Are you looking for new growth and energy, purpose in life, solid principles and advice that create positive change, incredible speakers with real-life success stories, new friends who share your values…? Join this amazing journey now: it certainly changed my approach to life and put my calling into a new perspective.”


Ronel Bezuidenhout, CEO, The Capital Hotel School


Senator William Armstrong

Lifework began in 1992 when William Armstrong (1937-2016), a Colorado media executive turned United States Senator, convened a meeting of marketplace leaders to cast a vision of cultural transformation through Christ-centered leadership in the workplace. Since its inception, Lifework is fulfilling Armstrong’s original call for business men and women to exercise their talents and influence to expand Kingdom impact and lead cultural change. Lifework alumni around the globe are walking in deeper relationships with God and are maximizing their time for eternity.

Many organizations focus on transforming lives, others focus on changing society. Lifework connects the two, breathing new life into marketplace leaders – equipping and inspiring them to live more intentional, Kingdom-centered lives and enabling them to become a greater force for God during every waking moment.

In 2018 Lifework was placed on the City Changers Movement platform to accelerate growth. We believe God has called us to contribute in cities around the world. City Changers is now our parent organization.


Lifework relies on a lean corporate team, local city leaders, and numerous volunteers. Lifework is governed by City Changers and guided by our Board of Advisors.


Steven French

Since 2000, Steve has been leading Lifework, supporting local city programs, leading corporate operations and authoring course material. A New Jersey native, Steve holds his degrees from The King’s College (BA) and Wheaton College (MA). The King’s College honored Steve as their Alumnus of the Year for his work in leadership development. Prior to joining Lifework, he pastored Meadowbrook Church in North Haledon, New Jersey. He serves on several non-profit boards, including Centra-Care/Florida Hospital, Open Door Haiti/US, DMH Ministries, and is the Chairman of Sonlife Ministries.

Steve and his wife Sharon live in Orlando and have been married since 1981. They have two adult children and welcome the opportunity to show you pictures of their grandchildren.

City Leaders

Alan Schutz

Lifework Orlando

Tammie McClafferty

Lifework First Coast/Jacksonville

Christine de Vries

Lifework South Florida

Ruan Minnaar

Lifework Pretoria

Steve Singletary

Lifework Birmingham

David Hodge

Lifework Atlanta

Duncan Theron

Lifework Cape Town

Board of Advisors


Ed Kobel

President & COO, DeBartolo Development

Ed is carrying on his family’s tradition of excellence in the real estate industry leading investment strategy, execution and capitalization for DeBartolo Development, a company with assets of more than $4.7 Billion since 2003. In his early career, he served in the US Army as an intelligence officer and led numerous real estate development businesses. Along with his wife Becky, Ed lives in the Tampa area where he devotes his time and leadership to multiple non-profit organizations. He is Lifework Tampa alumnus.


James Lewis

Chief Executive Officer, Marilyn Monroe Spas

Jim Lewis held several high-ranking positions at multiple global brands before joining Marilyn Monroe Spas in late 2015. He most recently served as the Regional Vice President of Walmart Corporation and spent 15 years within the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts business segment. Lewis also served in leadership positions at PepsiCo and Price Waterhouse Coopers.  James lives in Orlando with his wife and they have 2 children. He is a Lifework Orlando alumnus.


David Metcalf, Ph.D.

Senior Researcher and Director of Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab (METIL), University of Central Florida & Chairman, Merging Traffic

A leader in design and research of web-based and mobile technologies for learning and healthcare, David has launched numerous multi-million dollar profit and non-profit ventures, developed over 500 online courses, and is the co-author of Blockchain Enabled Applications. His early career included a successful NASA spinoff. He is the Chairman of David C Cook Christian Publisher and a Board member for Christian Care Ministry/Medi-Share. David lives in Merritt Island, Florida with his wife and two boys. He is a Lifework Orlando alumnus.


Brad Rex

Chief Executive Officer, eHome Counseling Management Partners

With over 20 years of strategic and operational leadership including the Walt Disney Company, Hilton and British Petroleum, Brad currently leads a company that is revolutionizing the behavioral health industry. He is a distinguished graduate of the United States Naval Academy and Harvard Business School and served as a nuclear submarine officer. Brad is the author of The Surpassing! Life and a national speaker. He lives in Orlando with his wife Nancy and they have three grown children. Brad is an Orlando Lifework alumnus.


Henry L. Torres

Vice President, Oracle National Security Group

A strategic leader in the technology industry for over 25 years, Henry currently directs Oracle’s hardware business for the United States Intelligence Community, where he holds top level security clearances. Prior to joining Oracle, he led sales teams and managed revenue, profit & loss for Hewlett Packard, Brocade and Nortel Networks in the United States Department of Defense market. Henry has been married for 25 years and has two grown children. He splits time between Atlantic Beach, Florida and the DC Metro area. He is a Lifework Jacksonville alumnus.