Chuck Proudfit

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Chuck Proudfit is a Christian management consultant from Mason, Ohio.[1] He is the creator of Biznistry, a Christian social enterprise.


From 1983 to 1987, Proudfit attended Harvard University where he earned a Bachelors of Arts in Organizational Development.[2]


From 1987 to 1992, Proudfit was a brand manager at Procter & Gamble. From 1990 to 1992, Proudfit was a Marketing Leader at Ernest & Julio Gallo Winery. From 1992 to 1993, Proudfit was a Marketer for LensCrafters.[2]

He founded SkillSource in May 1998.[1]

He founded At Work on Purpose in 2003, “a non-profit … designed to help working Christians interested in learning how to be the church at work”.[1] It is the US’s largest citywide market place ministry with over 8,000 members.[3][4] At Work on Purpose trains entrepreneurs and business owners on Biznistry. At Work on Purpose itself is a Biznistry.


Biznistry is a type of social enterprise where business profits are used for missionary work. It is defined as “a self-sustaining enterprise commissioned for a Kingdom purpose, operating according to Biblical principles, integrating ministry at every level, and releasing an ongoing flow of funds for further ministry advancement.”[5] Profits are used for “funding local places of worship and networks designed to help biznistry growth, to funding mission trips to other countries.”[3]

Examples of Biznistries

One Bistro, a Miamisburg, Ohio restaurant owned by Robert Adamson, has a “Our Neighbors Eat” program. Patrons are asked to pay a little extra with their meal to subsidize a needy patron’s meal. The needy patron is then asked to volunteer in the kitchen. The Biznistry serves to provide meals to heroin addicts and indigent in the area.[3], a heating and cooling e-tailer, uses business profits to support Back2Back Ministries. Employees are given a week long, all expenses paid trip to Haiti or Mexico with the CEO, Will Houser. The group builds or renovates buildings for orphans.[3][6][7]

Marriage and Children

He is married to Jeryl Proudfit. They have a son, Aidan, and a daughter, Maya. Both were adopted from South Korea. The family has an Irish Terrier, Thatcher.[8]

Honors, decorations, awards and distinctions

Proudfit has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and trained under US Olympic coach Hong Kong Kim.[8]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Chuck Proudfit. Skillsource. Retrieved on 11 July 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Chuck Proudfit. LinkedIn. Retrieved on 11 July 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 ‘Biznistry’ not just a career, but a calling. Dayton Daily News. Retrieved on 11 July 2016.
  4. New Restaurant Follows Biznistry Model. My Dayton Daily News. Retrieved on 11 July 2016.
  5. Biznistry. At Work on Purpose. Retrieved on 11 July 2016.
  6. Mission Trip FAQs. Back2Back Ministries. Retrieved on 11 July 2016.
  7. Transforming Lives. Retrieved on 11 July 2016.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Chuck Proudfit. At Work on Purpose. Retrieved on 11 July 2016.