Steve Garber, Founder and Principal of the Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation & Culture, and Hans Hess, Founder and Chairman of Elevation Burgers, talk with Dr. Darrell Bock about applying faith to work outside the church.
Hans Hess is the founder of Elevation Burger. In 2002, he focused his energy on creating a burger that truly stood apart from the rest in terms of taste and sustainability. After three years of careful planning and countless hours of research and development, Hans and his wife, April, opened the first Elevation Burger in 2005. Driven by a passion for good food that’s organic, sustainable, and fresh, Elevation Burger began franchising in 2008.
Dr. Steven Garber is a teacher of many people in many places. In his work with The Washington Institute he focuses on the meaning of vocation for the common good. For many years on the faculty of the American Studies Program in Washington, DC, and for several years the scholar-in-residence for the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, he has studied the relationship of belief to behavior for much of his life. A consultant to businesses, foundations and educational institutions, including the Murdock Trust, the Praxis Labs, the Wedgwood Circle, the Blood:Water Mission, the Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation, the Made to Flourish Network, and Mars, Incorporated, his most recent book is Visions of Vocation: Common Grace for the Common Good. A native of the great valleys of Colorado and California, he is married to Meg, and they live in Virginia.