• M.A., Biblical and Theological Studies, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University
  • M.A., Organizational Leadership, Biola University
  • B.S., Marketing, Arizona State University


Helen Mitchell comes to Biola University as a leadership and strategy coach, speaker, and author. She is an ethics and leadership professor in the Crowell School of Business and is the director of the Talbot Center for Faith, Work and Economics at Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. Mitchell has been sought out as an expert to incorporate and apply faith, work and economics in both business and in the local church. She has spoken at conferences, on radio programs, at business and pastoral groups, guest lectured at other universities and authored faith and work articles as well as small group curriculum. She started her business career with AT&T becoming an Area Vice President with Lucent Technologies at the age of 30 and holding various leadership roles. As an early adopter of faith, work and economics in the local church and a licensed minister on the pastoral staff, she was the architect and visionary of the Saddleback@Work ministry at Saddleback Church.


  • Talbot Center for Faith, Work and Economics
  • Convene Corporation, 2017–Present
  • Biola University, Crowell School of Business, La Mirada, Calif., MBA Mentor, 2013–Present
  • Association for Strategic Planning, Irvine, Calif., VP, National Board of Directors, 2005–2008
  • YMCA of Orange County, Board Member, Officer and Secretary, 2003–2008
  • YMCA of Seattle, Board Member, 1999–2000


  • Honors: Alumni Award – Outstanding Commitment and Excellence, Spring 2015
  • Pastoral License, Saddleback Valley Community Church, Lake Forest, Calif., 2013
  • Honors: Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges, Spring 2011


  • “The Work Exchange” small group curriculum,, 2022.
  • "Faith, Work, Calling and Women, Faith, Work, Calling and Vocation," Mitchell, Helen, RightNow Media, 2018. 
  • "Marketplace and The Church, Fulfilling the Church’s Role in Supporting Business Leaders," Mitchell Helen, Ministry Today Magazine, 2015.


  • Colorado Christian Business Alliance, 2022.
  • Biola University, Talbot School of Theology Chapel. Presented on "What on Earth Do I Work For?" 2020.
  • Work as Worship, RightNow Media, Dallas, Texas. Presented on "The Sanctity of Work." 2019. 
  • Yorba Linda Friends Church, Women’s Conference. Presented on "What God Thinks of Women." 2018.
  • C.S. Lewis Foundation, Oxford & Cambridge, England. Presented on "The Call to the Marketplace." 2017. 
  • ACTON, Grand Rapids, Mich., Presented on "How Pastors and Believers In The Workplace Together Can
    Change The World." 2016.
  • Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Women's Dinner, Fort Worth, Texas. Presented on "Being God’s
    Woman in a Man’s World." 2015. 
  • Saddleback Church Men's Ministry, Lake Forest, Calif. Presented on "The Herd." 2009. 

Research Interests

  • Faith and Work Integration
  • Leadership


Undergraduate courses at Biola University:

  • Organizational Business Ethics
  • Strategic Management

Graduate courses at Biola University:

  • Biblical Management and Ethics
  • Organizational Change and Leadership
  • Theology of Leadership

Areas of Expertise for Media Interviews

  • Business
  • Ethics
  • Faith-Based Organizations
  • Leadership
  • Para-church (faith-based organizations)
  • Women
  • Workplace Issues
  • Faith at work
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