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POSTPONED – 5 Things I Wish I Had Known In My 30s

Wed 03.11.20 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM CDT

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Due to growing concerns about the coronavirus and Alec Hill’s location in the U.S. epicenter of the outbreak, Alec, in consultation with Upper House, has decided to postpone his visit to Madison. All events with Alec for the week of March 9th have been cancelled. Thank you for your understanding and ongoing prayers.


Somehow, you’re supposed to develop all at once as a leader, spouse, parent, professional, Christ follower, community member, and friend. Where did all these roles and expectations come from? How do you prioritize them? And what if God hasn’t brought to fruition all that you hoped would happen? Where do you begin to redirect your dreams and rebuild your way forward?

Looking back at his 30s, Alec Hill knows these tensions well. He left law to lead a refugee resettlement team with World Relief. Simultaneously, he taught part time at a local university. Eventually, he was offered a tenure track position and became a professor. During this eventful decade, he and his wife (Mary) also welcomed two amazing daughters into their family.

Many who know Alec today don’t know this part of his story. Where did he think God was leading him, and how did he manage the unknowns? How did he evolve as a leader amidst life’s many competing demands? What critical lessons anchored his faith?

With hindsight gained over time, Alec will shed light on what he wishes he would’ve known in his 30s, offering wisdom in the areas of career, family, faith, community, and leadership. Bring whatever questions you find yourself wrestling within this season.

Arrive at 5:00 pm for appetizers and conversation. Alec will start speaking shortly after 5:30 pm.

Speaker Bio

Alec Hill is president emeritus of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA. He served for fourteen years as InterVarsity’s president and previously was dean of the School of Business and Economics at Seattle Pacific University. He holds a law degree from the University of Washington and has written for the Huffington Post, Christianity Today, the Aspen Institute, and Patheos. He is the author of Living in Bonus Time: Surviving Cancer, Finding New Purpose(InterVarsity Press, 2020) and Just Business: Christian Ethics in the Marketplace (3rd edition, InterVarsity Press, 2018). He lives in the Seattle area with his wife, Mary.


Wed 03.11.20
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM CDT


Melissa Shackelford


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