The Good Work was founded in 2017 by a couple of guys who are interested in helping others discover purpose and happiness and in bringing people together around doing good in their communities and the world. We are currently under the umbrella of The United Methodist Church, however, we will soon be forming our own independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Despite our religious roots, we don’t promote or favor a particular religion or philosophy. However, we don’t ask folks to check who they are and what they believe at the door, either. Overall, we hope participants help us create an environment where we can understand and learn from one another so that we can work together to make the world a better place for everyone.


We Support You in Finding Your Life’s Purpose

We’ve all asked the questions Who am I, What am I doing here, and How can I be happier?, and we think that these questions are best answered together. We provide and facilitate gatherings, experiences, and resources to help others gain a deeper understanding of themselves as individuals and as a part of a greater community.

Compassion at the Core

Our goal is to work together on compassion for something that’s bigger than ourselves so that we can have a greater impact.

We want to help people become better friends, neighbors, coworkers, spouses/partners, parents, and humans in general by offering concrete ways to understand others, have respectful dialogue, overcome differences, handle conflict in a healthy manner, and help those in need.

We welcome everyone, regardless of political or religious affiliation, and only ask our community to do their best to treat others as they would like to be treated.

Questions and Doubts Welcome

We aim to be a spiritual home for those who are seeking.
We don’t have a set of beliefs, rules, or membership vows you have to agree to. We welcome those who have questions, doubts, and fears, and would like to explore all of those things in an open-minded, non-judgmental space. We’re honest with our own questions and doubts. We are never afraid to say “we don’t know,” and learn alongside you.

We Don’t Judge

Our goal is to develop deeper individual and communal love, forgiveness, empathy, and understanding. We strive to focus on living a purposeful and compassionate life while being fully accepting of others.

If you’re on a different path but find yourself with us, we’re glad you’re here. Whether you follow a religious tradition or no religion at all, we’re here to support you.

We See Harmony Between Science and Faith

We embrace science, and believe it’s an important way to learn about our world, the universe, and who we are as humans.

Our Team

Dave Wasson

Dave is a co-founder of The Good Work and an ordained Christian pastor with over 17 years of experience in leadership in churches and nonprofit organizations. He is a successful business starter, an experienced teacher, and sought-after storyteller. His passions are discovering the stories that lie underneath the surface of life and digging into the transformation that is possible for each person. Dave worked with local government officials in 2007 to develop programming improving the lives of residents in underserved and under-resourced neighborhoods in Phoenix. His focus on empowering and equipping people to have personal authority and responsibility. His passion for helping others and building healthy communities has led him to his role in this current project. His loves at home are his wife and son, and their two dogs.

Rob Rynders

Rob is a co-founder of The Good Work, an ordained United Methodist pastor, experienced entrepreneur, author, husband, and father. Rob is passionate about helping people understand, learn from, and connect to their neighbors, whether that be our literal next door neighbors or those who live on the other side of the world. While serving as a campus pastor at Arizona State University, Rob was elected president of ASU’s interfaith council and initiated multiple interfaith and secular initiatives to help students in need. In 2012 Rob co-founded City Square Church where he created collaborative partnerships and experiences across faith-based, non-profit, government, for profit, and community organizations. He’s a graduate of Valley Leadership’s 36th Leadership Institute.

Amy Notbohm

Amy is our “not your typical” intern. Amy is a graduate of Arizona State University and is currently a human resources manager for a public accounting firm. She is also a graduate student at Claremont School of Theology. In her life outside of school and work she and her husband Brady spend their evenings juggling the active extracurricular schedules of their two elementary age kids. While school, work and home don’t leave much time for hobbies, Amy does love to cook, and calls that her creative outlet.


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