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2017 Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast on March 31

Three outstanding speakers are slated for the 23rd annual Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast on Friday, March 31. Speaking at this year’s event are Ron Johnson, Founder and CEO, Enjoy, Diane Flynn, Chief Marketing Officer of GSVlabs and Co-founder of ReBoot, and Vanessa Russell, Cisco sales executive and Founder of Love Never Fails. The theme of......

“Funny You Should Ask” — The Story of Scientist and Entrepreneur Brian Martin

Scientist and entrepreneur, Brian Martin, received a vision from God that changed the trajectory of his life and his business. Brian discussed his experience at the September 1 SVPB Networking breakfast at the Stanford Faculty Club. Following is a story by Mike Griego, author of Biblical Viewpoint describing Brain’s message titled, “Funny You Should Ask.” ____________......

A Woman with a Vision to End Sexual Violence – Nikole Lim

Nikole Lim has a huge vision – to end the cycle of sexual violence, EVERYWHERE.  How does one work on a vision like that? For Nikole it was founding a non-profit in Kenya called Freely in Hope. So what motivates a young student who grew up in the Bay Area and was attending film school......

Junkyard Wisdom — Roy Goble’s Story about Wealth and Generosity

What can you learn working in a junkyard? According to Roy Goble, quite a lot. He learned hard work. He learned about business. And he came across a diverse group of people. His junkyard experience also launched him into a career that led to a great deal of wealth. Most of us in the Western......

Conversations about Race

The tragic shootings of African-American men and police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge are heart-wrenching.  People of all races in America wonder when these events will stop and true race reconciliation can take place. Most people would acknowledge that there has been considerable progress since the Jim Crow days and the racial strife of......

A New Form of Church in Silicon Valley?

Gatherings of Christ followers are emerging in Silicon Valley corporate conference rooms. Employees meet to discuss the Bible, encourage each other, and occasionally to hear a guest speaker offering a biblical message. Is this a new form of Church? Maybe. These high-tech gatherings harken back to the early church in which believers met in homes......

Inspiring Talks at the 2016 Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast — Videos Now Available

The sold-out gathering of the 2016 Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast on April 1 had the privilege to hear moving testimonies by outstanding speakers. The event was kicked-off by an inspiring talk by Deloitte executive Connie Segreto. In her message titled “God is only a Whisper Away,” Connie shared a heart-felt message of how God helped her......

From Wall Street to Global Education – Abigail Bach, a Tapestry of God’s Calling

Abigail Bach is living out God’s calling. She works as Vice President of Program Strategy and Philanthropy at Edify, a non-profit organization providing Christ-centered education in the developing world. It is a vocation to which she believes God has carefully led her. Her career path was not obvious nor straightforward — a career that started......

Upcoming Events

The Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast drew 800 people on April 1 for an amazing event featuring Connie Segreto, executive at Deloitte: Kirk Perry, President Google Brand Solutions; and Henry Kaestner, Principle of Sovereign’s Capital. Skip Vaccarello (author of this site) was also interviewed regarding his book Finding God in Silicon Valley. The speakers provided powerful,......

Living by God’s Promises

Last week, we posted a story about Dr. Rhonda Hamilton’s journey to pursue medicine – a career that was not in her plan but one to which God called her. Prior to this huge step of faith, Rhonda experienced a devastating loss that greatly affected her faith and her relationship with God....

Following God’s Call

Dr. Rhonda Hamilton’s spiritual journey offers a fascinating example of how God sometimes calls us to a career that we didn’t expect. Rhonda currently works as a physician at the Palo Alto VA where she also teaches Stanford medical students and residents at the hospital. She received her MD from Tufts University and fulfilled her......

Now Available — e-Book Version of “Finding God in Silicon Valley”

Finding God in Silicon Valley: Spiritual Journeys in a HighTech World is now conveniently available as an e-Book for both the Amazon Kindle and the Barnes and Noble Nook.The book tells how God is working in the lives of leaders in Silicon Valley –venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, CEOs, innovators in non-profit organizations, and scientists. It provides......