As co-host of the Making It Work Podcast, Mark Roberts leads Christians into a deeper connection with God and their work.
Mark is the Executive Director of Fuller's Max De Pree Center for Leadership. He is the principal writer of the Life for Leaders daily devotional. Emailed each morning to over 7,000 subscribers, Life for Leaders serves leaders in all sectors of life by helping them go deeper in relationship with God as they grow in a biblical understanding of their work.
Prior to coming to the De Pree Center, Dr. Roberts was Executive Director of Digital Media and Senior Director of Laity Lodge for the H. E. Butt Foundation in Texas. A Presbyterian pastor, he served churches in California, with a sixteen-year stint as senior pastor of Irvine Presbyterian Church.
Roberts earned his BA magna cum laude in Philosophy, his MA in the Study of Religion, and his PhD in New Testament, all from Harvard University. For ten years, he taught a wide variety of New Testament courses as an adjunct instructor at Fuller, both in Orange County and on the Pasadena campus. He also taught as an adjunct for San Francisco Theological Seminary. Recently, he is the lead professor for Fuller’s D.Min. cohort on Faith, Work, Economics, and Vocation.
Roberts is the author of eight books, including Dare to Be True and Can We Trust the Gospels? His commentary on Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther in The Preacher’s Commentary examines leadership models in Israel’s life. His commentary on Ephesians in the Story of God series was published in 2016. Roberts has written dozens of articles for journals and magazines, including Leadership Journal, Christian Reflection (Baylor University), and In Touch. He has also contributed to the biblical commentary of the Theology of Work Project, of which he is a steering committee member.