Skip Vaccarello on “Finding God in Silicon Valley”
If you had it to do all over again, what would you do differently for the Kingdom in work and business? Skip Vaccarello, a Partner with 1Flourish Capital, a faith-based venture capital firm investing in technology-based, start-up companies, answers this question and more about living and working in Silicon Valley. Vaccarello shares his belief that there is a move of God taking place in Silicon Valley and retells stories of people whose lives have been transformed by the gospel. As an industry leader, he discusses such topics as why character makes a difference, how leaders can develop a positive work culture, and the importance of defining your values. He will inspire you to consider how the influence of your faith can change the trajectory of someone’s life. The intersection of the Kingdom and business is happening and this episode is the invitation to be a part of it.
“It’s refreshing to hear success stories of influencers who have made a direct impact in their communities. Every time I hear an episode, it reassures me that with God’s help, I too, can change the world around me. It motivates me to keep going where God had placed me.”
– Jackie, California
Dave is the host of “INFLUENCERS” on the Charisma Podcast Network where guests from corporate, government, non-profit and church sectors share insights to impacting our culture from local communities, our nation’s capital to hot spots around the globe.
As a veteran of Washington, D.C. for more than a decade, Dave coordinates White House briefings and roundtables between clergy, faith-based organizational leaders and government officials. For several years Donaldson served on a Health and Human Services (HHS) National Council for Mental Health and Substance Abuse (SAMHSA). Dave hosted the first ever National Summit on Foster Care and Adoption with the United States Children’s Bureau. He has served on numerous boards including Vanguard University and the National Football League (NFL) sanctioned Courage Awards, which honors NFL players who have shown courage on and off the field.
Donaldson has advised leaders around the globe, and appeared as a guest on numerous Christian and secular television and radio programs and has authored several books including the best-selling Rock Solid Discipleship program, Relentless – Pursuing a Life that Matters and co-authored with former White House official, Stanley-Carlson, The Revolution of Compassion (The President’s Faith-based and Community Initiative). Dave’s newest book CityServe: Your Church-based Guide to Compassion is co-authored with Wendell Vinson and includes forty leading experts in community-based and global compassion.
Dave earned his Master’s Degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, with a focus on “Developing and Implementing Social Programs in a Cross-cultural Environment.” He and his wife Kristy reside in California and have four adult children.
Scott and his wife, Darla founded the Church of Hope in Sarasota. They have served this church and community for the past 25 years. This ministry of HOPE is known for its passion for Jesus and outreach into the community. They both love to see people grow into their full God given potential.
He currently serves or has served on the leadership boards of the Christian Television Network, Pen-Florida Assemblies of God (currently as their District Assistant Superintendent), National Assemblies of God as a General Presbyter, Watoto Child Care (International and National Boards), Southeastern University Leadership Round Table and U.S. Missions Director for Pen-Florida (working with church planting and
His education includes an undergraduate degree in theology, a graduate degree in communications, and a doctorate in religious studies.
Scott and Darla are college sweethearts (graduating number one and number two in their class). Darla serves as co-founder of the Church of Hope Ministries and leads in ministries of prayer, teaching, and support for women and families. They have four adult children, three grand babies (as of April 2021) and a dog.
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