Christine Talbot is passionate about creating an empowering work environment in which all team members can unleash their unique talents and gifts to fulfill World Vision’s mission of life in all its fullness for every child.
Leading the engagement, nurture, and development of employees and leaders across the U.S., Christine encourages the faith-driven workforce to live out World Vision’s core values: We are Christian, we value people, we are stewards, we are partners, and we are responsive.
Joining the organization in 2015 fulfilled Christine’s long-held desire to marry her professional skills with Christian ministry work serving those in need. She brings more than 25 years of experience in human resource leadership from large healthcare and telecommunications companies that have gone large scale industry and organization change. At World Vision U.S., Christine leverages her prior experiences to partner with senior leadership in achieving organizational health and staff well-being, including serving as the World Vision US COVID-19 employer response lead. Under Christine’s leadership World Vision has established its first employee diversity council, women’s development programs and enhanced the Human Resource capabilities in the areas of systems, automation and wellness.
Christine earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wheaton College and completed graduate coursework in human resources at Benedictine University. Later she participated in an executive education program at the Harvard Business School. A frequent contributor on topics of organization health, and the Christian Leadership Alliance Outcomes Conference, she now joins the Christian Leadership Alliance Board of Directors after serving on its Advisory Council for three years.
Living in the Seattle area since 2015, Christine finds joy in cycling, kayaking, exploring the Pacific Northwest and hosting her young adult sons in exploring, too. Her home church is Grace Community Church in Auburn, WA where she fellowships along with a 15+ year women’s prayer group (the “Dream Team”) that played a key role in her career transition.