Amy Sherman

Dr. Amy L. Sherman directs the Center on Faith in Communities at the Sagamore Institute and is an active consultant with Made to Flourish (MTF), a national pastors network for the common good. Sherman is the author of seven books and over 100 articles in a variety of periodicals including First Things, The Christian Century, and Christianity Today, among others. Her new book, Agents of Flourishing: Pursuing Shalom in Every Corner of Society, released in May 2022 from IVP. Her book Kingdom Calling: Vocational Stewardship for the Common Good, was awarded “Book of the Year” status in the Christian living category by Christianity Today in 2012. It just went into its 11th printing.

Sherman created and co-directed the national Vocation Infusion Learning Communities, a 4-year initiative gathering congregational leaders to discuss issues of faith, work and economics and incorporate whole-life discipleship into the DNA of their churches. She continued that work for a few additional years by leading city-focused Learning Communities sponsored by MTF. Today she continues to provide coaching for MTF-affiliated pastors and writes for MTF’s quarterly magazine, Common Good.

Sherman is the founder and former executive director of Charlottesville Abundant Life Ministries, a whole-family, holistic urban ministry in Charlottesville, VA. She calls herself a “minister to ministries” and loves to encourage and equip congregational and nonprofit leaders in their efforts to help their communities flourish.

Her undergraduate degree is from Messiah College and her MA and Ph.D. degrees are from the University of Virginia (UVA). She is part of a new Anglican church plant in Charlottesville, an avid UVA basketball fan, and an animal lover. Her life verse is Micah 6:8.