Lauren Speeth

Dr. Lauren Speeth has a heart for education and enjoys making difficult subjects accessible. She has taught ministry internationally and has taught numerous graduate and undergraduate statistics, mathematics, and computer science courses at University of Phoenix campuses throughout the Bay Area. She has also lectured widely on social entrepreneurship and transformational leadership, including in Australia, China, Jordan, India, and Ukraine. Speeth draws from a lifetime of experience from the start-up to the Fortune 500 levels, having managed mission-critical technology projects. She holds a Stanford Advanced Computer Security Professional Certificate and a Lifetime California Community College Teaching Credential in three areas: Banking, Computers, and Management. She completed Stanford’s Executive Program for Philanthropy Leaders as well as a Summer Intensive Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program at Stanford Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Speeth is President of Elfenworks Productions, a multimedia production company specializing in educational storytelling with a pro-social vision. She serves as Director of its NHM Ministrants division, offering Christian content including a Bible basics app and over 50 multilingual Lord’s Prayer versions. She is also the Founding CEO and Trustee of The Elfenworks Foundation focused on keeping hope alive through educational and environmental projects. She is a Life Member of the Carter Center Board of Councilors, a Regent Emeritus at St. Mary’s College of California, a trained Climate Reality leader, and an External Advisor for Stanford’s Center on Poverty and Inequality, where she was a website architect and co-orchestrated their launch. Further background is available on the Elfenworks Productions and Foundation websites.

EDUCATION 

  • DMin in Transformational Leadership (RJB Scholar), Bakke Graduate University, Seattle, WA

  • DBA in Management, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA

  • Executive MBA, Saint Mary’s College of California, Moraga, CA

  • BA in Psychology, Mills College of California, Oakland, CA