Rob Tribken


  • Chairman, Center for Faith and Enterprise

Rob Tribken has been in business for decades and is the founder of several businesses, including Bestfresh Foods, Inc., a west coast supplier of packaged food to retail chains, and the East African Enterprise Fund --a small Kampala, Uganda, based venture fund. His educational background includes an M.B.A. from The Harvard Business School and an M.A. - Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary.

In recent years Tribken has been especially interested in the connection between faith, spirituality and work, particularly work in the private sector. Several decades spent working in business combined with several years studying theology and becoming aquainted with organized Christianity convinced him that there is a great need for churches to find better ways to minister to people in the vocational aspects of their lives. In particular, Tribken believes there is a need to affirm the value of commercial vocations and to help people see how faith and spirituality can help them in their work. This belief led to the founding of the Center for Faith and Enterprise.

Tribken is the author of two sets of curriculum designed for small groups: Transfoming Work: Faith and Spirituality in the Context of Business and Questioning Faith: A Conversation for the Open Minded and has led small goups and spoken on the subjects of spiritual practices and business as a calling. He is the principle author of Spiritual Practices for the Active Work Life. Tribken also works with several other non-profit organizations that are involved in the connection between faith and work. He serves as the Chairman of the Board of Partners Worldwide ( and as a board member of the Max De Pree Center for Leadership ( at Fuller Theological Seminary.

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