Founder and Principal
Steven Garber is the principal of The Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation & Culture, which is focused on reframing the way people understand life, especially the meaning of vocation and the common good. A consultant to foundations, corporations and educational institutions, he is a teacher of many people in many places. The author of The Fabric of Faithfulness: Weaving Together Belief and Behavior, and Visions of Vocation: Common Grace for the Common Good, he is also a contributor to the books, Faith Goes to Work: Reflections from the Marketplace, and Get Up Off Your Knees: Preaching the U2 Catalogue. He lives with his wife Meg in Virginia.
Dr. William Fullilove
The Rev. Dr. William Fullilove is the Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Assistant Academic Dean at Reformed Theological Seminary, Atlanta. His teaching focuses on helping students understand and use the Old Testament more effectively in Christian ministry, whether ordained or as lay leaders in churches. His research focuses mainly on the Dead Sea Scrolls, with both New Testament and Old Testament implications. He has published on both the New Testament and the Old Testament, as well as ancient languages and writing systems including Aramaic, Ugaritic, and cuneiform. He has earned a Ph.D. in Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures at The Catholic University of America, an M.A. from The Catholic University of America, an M.Div. from Reformed Theological Seminary, and an A.B. from Princeton University.
Prior to joining Reformed Theological Seminary, Dr. Fullilove was an Assistant Pastor at McLean Presbyterian Church in McLean, VA where he oversaw Church Planting, Pastoral Care, and Faith and Work ministries. He previously served as the Pastor of Ministry Operations and served for seven years as the director of the Capital Fellows Program. Before his pastoral role at McLean Presbyterian Church, Dr. Fullilove was a Senior Associate at Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman and Company), helping direct large domestic and international strategy consulting projects.
Dr. Fullilove is an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church in America and is the editor of Missio at the Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation, and Culture. He is a member of the Board of Christianity Explored North America. Dr. Fullilove is also certified as a Belbin Team Roles Consultant, a Highlands Ability Battery Affiliate, and a SIMA (System for Identifying Motivating Abilities) In-House Field Associate, tools he uses to help organizational clients improve effectiveness and individual clients discern career direction. He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Evangelical Theological Society. Bill and his wife Jill have two children.
Education Program Coordinator
Adam Thies was born and raised amongst the cornfields of Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. He recently graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in History and minor in Political Science. While at university Adam spent his time writing for the student newspaper’s music section, studying abroad in England at the University of York, volunteering at an afterschool program for ESL elementary school students, and cheering on the ever-disappointing Fighting Illini as part of the Orange Krush. He comes to the DC area as part of The Fellows Program at The Falls Church.
Associate Editor of Social Media
Drew Masterson was born and raised in the great state of Texas (Houston, in particular). When it came time to make a decision about college, however, he opted for the chance to experience seasons and so headed out to North Carolina to study at Davidson College. Drew loved his time at Davidson where he studied Religion, was in a fraternity, and played trumpet in the Basketball Pep Band (Go Cats!). After graduating, he moved up to Northern Virginia to be a part of the Falls Church Fellows Program, where he was affirmed in his love of studying story, particularly stories told through the medium of film. He is now pursuing this new path into the world of filmmaking, in addition to working with TWI to launch their new video-based course, Reframe.