A city that understands and lives out a robust theological vision for work and vocation is a city that will flourish.
Thanks for visiting! I believe a flourishing city is one where every person experiences love and gives love, prioritizes the holistic well-being of all people, and has work that provides community value and individual purpose.
In 2015, I began pursuing that vision in Evansville, IN with a desire to shift people move from being located in Evansville to being for Evansville. Now, I do that through an intermediary organization we founded called For Evansville.
We bring people together to solve our city's most pressing needs by building relational trust among leaders, cultivating collaboration, storytelling about a better city, and navigating actionable paths forward.
We also know our success is directly connected to how deeply our citizens connect their faith and their work.
Convener, collaborator, aspiring author, and sometimes a speaker.
Ross Chapman is married to a relentless city builder, Candace Chapman, and is the father of three curious and sweet boys. He is the Founder and Executive Director of For Evansville, an intermediary, movement-based entrepreneurial organization committed to cultivating collaboration among churches and community leaders for the common good.
Because of For Evansville's efforts to inspire empathy, he unexpectedly became the Executive Producer for a series of short films that encourage love and compassion toward neighbors through For Evansville Films (previously known as Left Turn Productions). Two of the films won an Emmy.
Ross and Candace are proud midwesterners who have lived previously in Chicago and Charlotte. In Charlotte, Ross was the Executive Director of CHARLOTTE/ONE that allowed him the opportunity to work alongside 50+ church partners from different theological, ethnic, and economic backgrounds to help Millennials find community and purpose.
He is a doctoral candidate in Faith, Work, Economics, and Vocation at Fuller Theological Seminary (Pasadena, CA). He earned a Master of Divinity with a focus in Preaching and Teaching from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Chicago, IL) and a Bachelor of Arts from Taylor University in Business Management and Christian Education.