Hugh is the Executive Director of the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics (“IFWE”). Founded by Hugh in 2011, IFWE has reached millions around the globe with the life-changing message that your everyday work matters to God. A native Floridian, Hugh earned a bachelor of arts in sociology from the University of Florida and a master of arts in religion from Reformed Theological Seminary. Hugh and his wife Leslie now live in Loudoun County, Virginia. As an ordained ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church in America, he serves in leadership at McLean Presbyterian Church in McLean, Virginia.

Articles by Hugh Whelchel

FaithBiblical Reflections

The Star of Bethlehem

| 12 min read

O star of wonder, star of night, Star of royal beauty bright, Westward leading, still proceeding, Guide us to thy perfect light. There is no brighter symbol of the Christmas Story than the Star of Bethlehem.  For over two thousand years, believers, scoffers, and the curious have wondered at the Biblical account of the Star. ...

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VocationOn Daily Work

Why Work?

| 9 min read

According to the Wall Street Journal: “The COVID economic shock has unleashed unprecedented creative destruction, sharply accelerating the transformation that we once quaintly called the “future of work.”[i]Others suggest that this new normal “Work 2.0” was inevitable.[ii] With Millennials comprising most of today’s workforce, including their common demand for relaxed office environments and flexible schedules,...

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