Rosa Lee Harden

Executive Producer , Faith+Finance

The Rev. Canon Rosa Lee Harden is a self-described serial-entrepreneur, and currently Executive Producer of Faith+Finance, an organization working to bring people of faith together to showcase an alternative economic imagination that comes from our faith. ( Her vocational life has included being publisher of weekly newspapers, trade journals, a business journal and CEO of a ‘Silicon Valley’ start-up. She was ordained as an Episcopal Priest in 2000 and served as Vicar of Holy Innocents Episcopal Church in San Francisco for ten years during which time its adult membership doubled and the number of children younger than 12 went from two to more than 50.   In 2008, she and her husband, Kevin Jones, launched the global SOCAP (Social Capital Markets)  conference, described as ‘the conference at the intersection of money and meaning.’ In its 11th year, SOCAP19 brought more than 3,000 people from more than 60 countries to San Francisco to talk about how to accelerate the good economy. Rosa Lee has also served as Canon for Money and Meaning at the Cathedral of All Souls in Asheville, North Carolina, where her ministry worked toward bringing into consciousness how money impacts and guides life’s decisions. For several years she also produced the Wild Goose Festival, an annual gathering of progressive Christians focusing on spirituality, justice, music and the arts. In 2003 she produced the via media series of videos, a curriculum that has been used in more than 1000 congregations in the Episcopal Church and dozens of other Anglican Churches around the world. She and her husband Kevin have been married for 46 years and are the parents of two adult children, Bradley Jones and B.J. Harden Jones, and grandparents to Logan and Asher. All of the Harden Jones family lives in Asheville, North Carolina. Bringing music and movement together in ballroom dance and through the drum corps activity are Rosa Lee’s two ‘extracurricular’ passions!

Rosa is speaking at

May 22, 2019
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Public Works Main Hall



Introducing the Field Guide to Transformation
- Regina Connell

Transformation Lab Facilitators

- Christian Peele Executive Minister of Institutional Advancement, Riverside Church, NYC
- Tim Soerens, Parish Collective

Transformation Lab #1
Creating a marketplace where refugees and immigrant are seen as investable and not needy recipients of charity

- John Kluge, Refugee Investment Network
- Said Sheikh Abdi, community leader, Somali immigrants in Minneapolis
- Matt Bauer and Amy Tucker, Sparrow Mobile
- Jeffrey Ashe, expert on immigrant-led savings circles
- Kevin Rowell, consultant to the UN High Commission on Refugees

Introduction of Lab #2
Moving regenerative agriculture from farm-to-table to farm-to-hospital food system in Peoria, Illinois

- Carol Hays, System Entrepreneur
- Erin Meyer, Mother Hen

Introduction of Lab #3
Creating a center of gravity to move donor advised funds from a tax strategy to their potential for world changing

- Tim Freundlich, Impact Assets


May 23, 2019
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Public Works Main Hall


  • Allen Woods (Speaker) Managing Partner & Creative Director, MORTAR
  • Tim Soerens (Speaker) Co-Founding Director, Parish Collective
  • Rosa Lee Harden (Speaker) Executive Producer , Faith+Finance
  • Kevin Jones (Speaker) Co Founder, Neighborhood Economics
  • Christian Peele (Speaker) Executive Minister of Institutional Advancement, The Riverside Church


Join this group to hear more about how to use  the Field Guide for Transformation. The Field Guide grew out of Neighborhood Economics working with an African American-led accelerator and a church creating community wealth through entrepreneurship in Cincinnati. The original actors in the development of this model will walk through their experiences and reflect on how to use and continue to expand this model. Join them for this deeper dive into using the Field Guide.

May 24, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
HUB Main Space


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