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Wheaton Center for Faith & Innovation (CFI)

The Wheaton Center for Faith & Innovation helps Christians pursue their work in the marketplace as an act of discipleship to Jesus Christ.

Why CFI?

The kingdom of God does not end where the marketplace begins. Jesus Christ is Lord of every area of life, and he calls his followers to vocations in the marketplace as well as the church; millions of people follow Christ's call by going to work each day in businesses around the globe. There they face difficult decisions, complex problems, and new opportunities.

The Need for CFI
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Building on a Strong Legacy

In 2014, Wheaton College launched a center called Opus: The Art of Work with a generous grant from the Kern Family Foundation. Kern extended this grant every year for a total of more than $2 million. Dr. Chris Armstrong, the Founding Director of Opus, and Ben Norquist, Assistant Director, worked to support the development of an ecosystem of teachers and mentors that laid the framework for CFI's work today.

Our Programs

Explore our continuing programs below, and keep an eye out for new programs to be announced soon!

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Faculty Fellowships

An annual program for Wheaton faculty designed to support the integration of the classroom with the world

Learn more about Faculty Fellowships

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CFI Scholars

A program for Wheaton faculty designed to support the production of new scholarship that applies the resources of the Christian liberal arts to complex problems in the marketplace

Learn more about CFI Scholars

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Vocation Seminar

A program that equips Wheaton staff and faculty to grow as vocational mentors for students

Learn more about the Vocation Seminar

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Lunch and Learn

A program that features interdisciplinary discussions about vocation and the Christian liberal arts over a catered meal

Learn more and RSVP

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Conference and Research Grants

A program that provides competitive conference and research grants for Wheaton College faculty

Learn more and apply

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Invest in the Wheaton Center for Faith & Innovation

An investment in CFI is a strategic gift that will help prepare students for their future vocations for many years to come.

Meet Our Staff

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Hannah Stolze


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Keith Johnson


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Ben Norquist

Managing Director

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Erin McCord Savidge

Office Coordinator

  • Connect with Us

  • Wheaton Center for Faith & Innovation
    501 College Ave
    Wheaton, IL 60187
  • 630.752.7297