Rev. David H. Kim - Executive Director, Pastor of Faith & Work
David oversees all the ministries of the Center for Faith & Work as Executive Director and Pastor of Faith and Work of Redeemer. Prior to this role, David served as the Director of the Gotham Fellowship, developing and teaching its intensive curriculum while providing spiritual direction. Prior to joining CFW in 2007, David was a Chaplain at Princeton University, where he also served as the Founder and Executive Director of Manna Christian Fellowship for over 12 years.
Although David has lived in New York since 2010, he grew up in the Philadelphia area. He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, his M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary, and his Th.M. from Princeton Theological Seminary, where his studies focused on the public theology of Abraham Kuyper. Currently, he is pursuing his D.Min. at Fuller Theological Seminary in the area of faith and culture. David has a passion for making the gospel real to life, especially in the context of work, and his devotional book connects the narrative of Scripture to our lives today: Glimpses of a Greater Glory: A Devotional through the Storyline of the Bible. David is on the board for the Center for Public Justice and is a frequent speaker at universities and churches. David lives with his wife, Jane, near Bryant Park.
Calvin Chin - Director, Entrepreneurship Initiative
Calvin directs the Entrepreneurship Initiative (Ei), an innovative ministry that supports the growth of entrepreneurs, their ventures and their stakeholders, to help bring about human flourishing to New York City and beyond. Under his leadership, Ei has been featured in several publications for its work, including Duke Divinity’s Faith & Leadership (“Block by Block”). Prior to joining CFW in 2007, Calvin worked in the finance industry for seventeen years. Most recently, he was a director in the investment banking group of Burnham Securities. He also gained investment advisory experience at Chase Manhattan and Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., where he managed relationships with high net worth individuals.
Calvin was born and bred in New York City. He holds a B.A. from the University of Buffalo and an M.B.A. from NYU Stern School of Business. Calvin serves on the advisory board of Hope for New York and on the Dean’s Advisory Council of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Buffalo. He is also an adjunct professor of corporate finance at The King’s College. Calvin lives with his wife, Amy, and two daughters in Westchester.
Kenyon Adams - Arts Ministry Coordinator
Kenyon is the Arts Ministry Coordinator, where he leads Redeemer’s ministry to artists, encouraging them to re-consider their callings in view of the gospel and to live out those callings in community. He also oversees the InterArts Fellowship, the arts and discipleship series, the arts vocation groups, art exhibitions, arts partner relationships and cultural engagement efforts in the city. Prior to joining CFW in 2007, Kenyon served as Artistic Director of Hall Neighborhood House in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and Assistant Director of Yale University’s Open End Theater. While in New Haven, he also helped to establish The Space, a multicultural arts venue, and was a member of the Axiom Community and Chetstone Manor.
Although Kenyon has lived in New York since 2006, he grew up in Orlando, Florida. Kenyon received his B.F.A. from Southern Methodist University. He has released a solo album, Songs for the Road (2002), and has performed with various artists. His film and theater credits include Lucky Life, Black Nativity, Cinderella, Richard III, Bloodknot, Ah! Wilderness, My Children, My Africa!, Translations and Blind Lemon. Kenyon lives with his wife, Emily, in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Amilee Watkins - Leader Development Director
Amilee is the Leader Development Manager at CFW, where she focuses on training and equipping lay leaders to integrate their theology and practice. In this role, Amilee facilitates lay leadership learning and engagement with the center’s core programs, organizes the industry-specific vocation group dialogue, and shapes curriculum to further equip professionals to consider ways that the gospel comes to bear on their work. She also spearheads the continued development and public discipleship of the Gotham Fellow alumna. Prior to joining CFW in 2009, Amilee worked at Starbucks, where she managed several stores throughout Manhattan, training new management and serving as a public relations representative for the company.
Although Amilee has lived in New York since 2003, she grew up near Philadelphia. She received her B.M. from the University of Northern Colorado. Having studied instrumental performance in classical flute, Amilee now enjoys freelancing with various musical organizations, including the New York Repertory Orchestra and the Midtown Winds. After completing the Gotham Fellows program (2009), she reflected on her work at Starbucks through a new lens (“Coffee Girl” and “Repairing the Garden”). Amilee lives with her husband, Dan, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Scott Calgaro - Events and Expanding Initiatives Manager
Scott serves as the liaison between CFW and its external partners, manages the strategic planning of all CFW events, and coordinates and curates content for all CFW initiatives. Prior to joining CFW in January 2013, Scott served as the Program Director and Content Curator of Q: Ideas for the Common Good and as the Director of Program and Resources for the Coalition for Christian Outreach, where he directed their annual Jubilee Conference.
Although Scott was raised in Pittsburgh, he has lived in Brooklyn since 2011. He attended Geneva College in Pennsylvania. He has advised COMMENT Magazine, The Center for Public Justice, Hearts & Minds Books and the Festival of Faith & Music. As a current Gotham Fellow, Scott spends a lot of time reading and drinking coffee at The Coffee Foundry, which was founded in 2012 by one of his co-Fellows. Scott lives with his wife, Deahna, and their two cats, Sydney & Nadiya, in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
Chris Dolan - Operations Manager
Chris serves as the Operations Manager of CFW. In this role, he manages the center’s infrastructure and operations, which includes interdepartmental communication, budget strategy, event planning, information technology (IT), and internal and external communications through the database and website. Prior to this role, he served the Communications & Program Coordinator for CFW, where he helped launch the first annual Gospel & Culture Conference. Prior to joining CFW in 2010, Chris coordinated adult ministries at a church in Roanoke, Virginia, and participated in a management-training program for a privately held construction and supply company.
Although Chris has lived in New York since 2009, he grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina. He received his B.A. from Roanoke College. After having served as Chapter President of Habitat for Humanity in college, Chris has completed many home renovations, including his own, and enjoys bringing new life to old surroundings. He was a Gotham Fellow (2011) and is also an Eagle Scout. He lives with his wife, Linda, on the Upper West Side.
Katherine Leary Alsdorf - Founder & Director Emeritus
Having founded CFW in 2002, Katherine served as its Executive Director until December 2012. In this role, she set the vision and strategy of the Center’s core programs, developed lay and staff leadership, and guided strategic partnerships. Prior to this ministry role, Katherine spent twenty years in the high tech industry in California and New York. She was CEO of Pensare, an online management education company; CEO of One Touch Systems, a hardware/software products company; and President of Private Satellite Network, a satellite services company. She also worked in various consulting, sales and marketing roles, primarily in the technology sector.
Katherine has lived and worked in New York, California, Luxembourg, Virginia and Central New Jersey where she was raised. She received her B.A. from Wittenberg University, her M.B.A. from the University of Virginia’s Darden School, and has taken seminary classes at Regent College. She is a board member of the Fellowship of the Performing Arts, a steering committee member of the Theology of Work Project, and a former board member of the International Arts Movement. Katherine assisted Tim Keller in the writing of Every Good Endeavor, has been published in Comment magazine, and speaks frequently at conferences. She lives with her husband, John, in Washington Heights.