Within the Revaluing Money learning community, participants will serve each other as teachers, resource providers, provocateurs. They will also be joined by wise guides and seasoned companions. Among those are:

Dr. David Jensen

Dave Jensen holds the Clarence N. and Betty B. Frierson Distinguished Chair of Reformed Theology at Austin Seminary where he also serves as Associate Dean for Academic Programs. His teaching and research explore the interconnections between Christian theology and daily life. Dr. Jensen’s books include Flourishing Desire: A Theology of Human Sexuality (Westminster John Knox, 2012), Parenting (Fortress Press, 2011), Living Hope: The Future and Christian Faith (WJK, 2010); The Lord and Giver of Life: Perspectives on Constructive Pneumatology (editor, WJK, 2008); Responsive Labor: A Theology of Work (WJK, 2006); Graced Vulnerability: A Theology of Childhood (The Pilgrim Press, 2005); and In the Company of Others: A Dialogical Christology (Pilgrim, 2001). He is also editor of a book series with Fortress Press, “Compass,” that encourages theological reflection on everyday practices such as eating, shopping, playing, and working.

Rev. Laura Mendenhall    

Laura Mendenhall is an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA). She has served the church in many ways: most notably, in five congregations—as Director of Christian Education, Associate Pastor, Co-Pastor, Head of Staff and is currently serving a small new congregation and as President of Columbia Seminary, Decatur, Georgia, for nine years.  She also serves as Philanthropy adviser for Texas Presbyterian Foundation, and in that capacity, created the “Living Generously” curriculum.

Rev. Bobbi Kay Jones

Bobbi Kaye Jones is Senior Pastor of Tarrytown United Methodist Church in Austin. She has served congregations in the Southwest Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church in many capacities: as an associate pastor for 17 years (at Memorial, and FUMC, Austin), as senior pastor of Grace UMC in Corpus Christ and Saint John’s, Austin, and as Austin District Superintendent. She created and implemented the “Ecclesiastes Project” to assess and counsel United Methodist churches in Austin with fewer than 150 members that are within 2 miles of another UMC congregation.

Rev. Karl Travis

Karl Travis is Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth, Texas. He has served congregations in Roswell, New Mexico and Grosse Ile, Michigan. He is a frequent conference speaker and preacher, particularly in the areas of Christian stewardship and generations theory. Active across the church, he has served at the presbytery, synod, and General Assembly levels. He serves on the boards of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, the James L. West Alzheimer’s Center, the Presbyterian Endowment Education and Resource Network, Trinity Terrace Retirement Community, and Fort Worth’s Presbyterian Night Shelter, which provides emergency shelter to 600 homeless persons every night.

Dr. Scott Bader-Saye

Scott Bader-Saye is the Academic Dean and The Helen and Everett H. Jones Professor of Christian Ethics and Moral Theology at Seminary of the Southwest. His teaching and research interests include economy, ecology, sex, politics, virtue ethics, and interfaith dialogue. His publications include Following Jesus in a Culture of Fear and Church and Israel After Christendom, as well as contributions to The Blackwell Companion to Christian Ethics and The Cambridge Companion to the Gospels. Scott also serves as Theologian in Residence at St. Julian of Norwich Episcopal Church, Austin, Texas.


Dr. Marilyn J. Montgomery

PhD, is a core faculty member at Capella University, where she teaches Counselor Education and Mental Health Counseling, and is the director of Wellspring Counseling and Consulting. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Abilene Christian University and holds a MEd and PhD from Texas Tech University. She is an author or coauthor of two books, Building Bridges to Parents and Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy: An Experiential Approach, and more than 50 chapters and articles on topics related to counseling and optimal human development, particularly identity development. She is the president elect of the Society for Research on Identity Formation, a scholarly organization which she helped to found. Dr. Montgomery is also a board-certified coach and a licensed mental health counselor and supervisor.