Saturday, April 13 | 10 am – 4 pm

  • What and who shapes my future?  
  • How do I know if I’m doing what I’m created to do?  
  • Does God care about my career path as much as my Christian community?  
  • Am I prepared for life after graduation? 

These are questions undergraduates ask as they consider the ambiguous “post-college” time of life. Figuring out how your career, social life, basic responsibilities, and spiritual life connect can become more complicated than you may want to admit. But, God has given you everything you need to do “adulting” well. 

Contrary to rumors around this transition, life after graduation does not need to be defined by dissonance and confusion but can be enjoyable and purposeful. Taking advantage of available resources and preparing yourself with realistic expectations can set you up to enter this next phase of life with anticipation and freedom in the journey God has promised to lead you through. 

At the Faith, Work, and Calling Conference, you’ll gain a theological framework for your identity and calling, learn why a church community is crucial to your flourishing, and build a game-plan for next steps in your career. 

This conference will be packed with practical steps for how to discern calling and time to process what’s next in your life. You’ll also have opportunities for conversations with community members in various industries to learn how they integrate faith and work. 


  • The first 50 tickets are FREE.
  • The next 100 tickets are $5 each.
  • The remaining tickets are $10 each.

Event schedule:

    • 9:30 am  |  Check-In
    • 10:00 am  |  Plenary 1 with Karen Wright Marsh – Theology of Work
    • 11:00 am  |  Break
    • 11:15 am  |  Plenary 2with Karen Wright Marsh – Calling & Career
    • 12:15 pm  |  Break
    • 12:30 pm  |  Panel (with lunch provided) – Church Life after College
    • 1:45 pm  |  Vocational Breakouts
    • 2:45 pm  |  Break
    • 3:00 pm  |  Small Group by Ministry or Church Involvement
    • 4:00 pm  |  Adjourn

About our Plenary Speaker: Karen Wright Marsh

Karen Wright Marsh serves as Executive Director and Co-Founder of Theological Horizons, a university ministry at University of Virginia (Charlottesville) that works to advance theological scholarship at the intersection of faith, thought, and life.

In her role, Karen directs daily programs, writes resources and curriculum, teaches weekly classes, mentors students, leads the staff, and speaks at retreats, churches, and campus ministries. She holds degrees in philosophy and linguistics from Wheaton College and the University of Virginia. She recently published, Vintage Saints and Sinners; 25 Christians Who Transformed My Faith. Karen lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with her husband, Charles Marsh.



Conference partners include: Geneva Campus Church, InterVarsity Undergrad, and Upper House.

Upper House is an initiative of the Stephen & Laurel Brown Foundation. We curate experiences of Christian thinking, being, and doing for individual transformation and for the life of the world. One of our goals of Upper House is to unite campus ministries and churches in Madison in empowering students to integrate faith into all of life.