Missy Wallace founded and leads the Nashville Institute for Faith and Work (NIFW). She became inspired to study faith and work in 2013 after working in Corporate America and then the nonprofit sector for over 10 years each and realizing that work can be a part of God’s unfolding story if we allow him to guide it rather than our false idols. She launched the Institute after some divinity study and an intensive with Katherine Alsdorf, David Kim, and their team at The Center for Faith and Work at New York’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church.
Prior to launching NIFW, Missy worked at Bank of America in Charlotte, NC; The Boston Consulting Group in Chicago, Singapore, Bangkok and New York; Time Warner in New York, and most recently on the team that launched the high school division of Ensworth School where she worked in various roles over a decade in marketing, admissions, and college counseling.
Her combination of corporate experience, advising capability, theological focus, and nonprofit development gives her the unique ability to help those in the trenches bridge the sacred secular divide. Missy holds a BA in economics from Vanderbilt and an MBA from the JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern.
When not working, you can usually find Missy on the Red Trail in Percy Warner Park with her husband of 23 years, her dogs, and at least one of her three teenagers.