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We bring people together  to solve our city's most  pressing needs. 

For Evansville is an intermediary organization that helps churches, nonprofits, and community leaders work together to address systemic challenges in our city.

Philosophy

 

Our Approach

Convene

Transformation happens at the speed of trust. We create neutral environments where leaders gather to build trust and gain missional clarity around the needs and dreams of our city.

 

Cultivate

Even among organizations that value collaboration, working together is a challenge. We develop tools and resources that make collaboration possible.

Storytell

Stories are the lens through which we see and make sense of the world. We create a compelling narrative about our city's needs and dreams, and provide a lens that challenges assumptions, inspires empathy, and envisions a better future.

Navigate

Our constant listening and regular interactions with a wide scope of community leaders gives us a high-level perspective that we're able to share with key players to envision and execute actionable paths toward a flourishing city.

 
Centered Set Collaboration
WORKING TOGETHER AROUND COMMON PASSIONS,
NOT COMMONALITIES

A "bounded set" is grouped according to a common trait or belief, a boundary that determines whether you're "in" or "out." If you're a member of a faith tradition, political party, or fan club, it's because you have something in common with the other members.

By contrast, a "centered set" is grouped according to a common goal. If you and I are both striving for the same outcome, we can work together, bringing all of our unique differences to bear on the issue we're seeking to address.

Faith Friendly, Faith Focused

FOSTERING ENVIRONMENTS WHERE COLLABORATORS CAN BRING THEIR WHOLE SELF

For Evansville is motivated by the Christian story that through Jesus, God is making all things new, and we operate in the areas where that story overlaps with the city's needs and dreams. We believe those are the spaces in which everyone can work together.

Some of our initiatives focus on fostering those collaborative environments where everyone can work together for the common good (faith friendly), while others focus specifically on mobilizing the Church into those spaces (faith focused).

 

Our Team

Olivia Walker

Editor in Chief

Dan Mitchell

Assistant Manager

Noah Patterson

Programming Editor

Tess Anderson

Art Director

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Ross Chapman

PRESIDENT & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Ross Chapman founded For Evansville with the founding board chair, Tom Gabe, in 2015. He provides strategic vision, drives relational trust among leaders, and positions the organization to foster the flourishing of Evansville.  

Ross is pursuing his Doctorate of Ministry in Faith, Work, Economics, and Vocation from Fuller Theological Seminary, serves as an elder at a local church, and is on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Southwestern Indiana. He is married to Candace and is the father of their three boys.

Sarah Inman

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Sarah came to Evansville for college, and it became home. She has been a part of Evansville for 20 years with professional experience in local media and radio, as well as being on staff at a local church. She has a passion for getting to know people and their story and helping create efficiency and systems for an organization.



When Sarah isn’t at work she likes to travel, laugh watching shows, and connect with friends through board and video games. 
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Jonathan Boettcher 

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATION & STORYTELLING
Jonathan is a University of Evansville graduate and a two-time Emmy-award-winning writer and producer.  He uses storytelling to help people see our city's needs and dreams in a new light and envision their role in a flourishing city.

In addition to his work at For Evansville, he serves on the Mission Board at a local church, is a founding member of the Vann Park Neighborhood Association, and is raising 3 boys with his wife Alex.

Adrienne Gregurich

COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR
Adrienne is an Evansville native with a degree in Media Communications from Taylor University. She lived overseas for two years working for a nonprofit before finding her way back to Evansville to get involved with her local church. 

She is passionate about using media to build community and connect people who wouldn’t normally cross paths. Outside of work, you can find her spending time with her husband Andy, and their two kids. 
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Regina Stephenson

CHARITY TRACKER MANAGER
Regina has worked in the financial world as a CPA with business and nonprofit organizations across Indiana for many years and brings that background into her work with the Greater Evansville CharityTracker Network.

Regina sits on the boards of several local nonprofits, is active in her local church as a member of the finance committee, volunteers as a financial coach, and serves as the treasurer for The Potter's Wheel, Inc.  Regina, and her husband, Jason, have two daughters.

Catherine King

CHARITY TRACKER ASSOCIATE
Catherine is a Kelley graduate from Indiana University and has worked for both secular and faith-based nonprofit organizations, and she has also served as a missionary overseas. Catherine is new to the Evansville area and excited about helping organizations utilize the CharityTracker software to better meet the needs of the community. 

Catherine and her husband enjoy traveling, house projects, and time outdoors, but spend most of their time chasing their three kids (Conrad, Remi, Aris).
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