Lubbock Christian University

LCU Hosts Ninth Annual Business as a Calling

Lubbock Christian University’s (LCU) School of Business and Center for Faith and Business hosted their ninth annual Business as a Calling luncheon. Hundreds of area business professionals attended the lunch and conversation with featured keynote speaker Cathy Young.

Cathy Young, of Cakes by Cathy Young, is a boutique cake baker serving primarily San Antonio and South Texas, specializing in decadent cakes with elegant, handcrafted designs. Offering exquisite service to her clients and the exceptional quality and artistry of her product, Young is now one of the most sought-after bakers in San Antonio as well as throughout the state of Texas.

Young started learning her craft at an early age, always eager to help family members as they baked cakes, cookies, desserts, and bread. The exposure to family time and seeing the joy created for others by eating what they baked instilled in her a love for baking. After attending classes and honing her skills, she quickly discovered that her abilities were equal to her passion for baking. She baked her first official wedding cake in 1992, and after a lot of prayer and seeking advice, she stepped out in faith and started Cakes by Cathy Young.

Tracy Mack, Dean of the LCU School of Business, shared, “Business as a Calling is an event we host each year to highlight the mission of LCU and the School of Business. We strive to educate future employees who are professionally excellent and morally grounded. This event is an annual reminder that excellence in your work can and should work in concert with a life of faith. Cathy Young has a compelling story that illustrates God actively working in her life, the life of her family, and in her chosen vocation. I am confident our audience was encouraged professionally and spiritually by Cathy.”

Dr. Joshua Sauerwein, Associate Professor of Accounting in the School of Business, stated, “Having a career in the marketplace can be both rewarding and highly challenging. Navigating it in a Christ-honoring way is even more challenging. However, knowing you are doing it side by side with other brothers and sisters in Christ can instill great hope in this calling. Business as a Calling is an event where you can hear stories of Christ's work in the marketplace, meet other believers who share in your journey, and be encouraged to keep pressing on!"

The LCU School of Business and Center for Faith and Business seek to prepare students for their calling as Christ-centered business professionals and to see the connections between their faith and their calling in the marketplace. From the classroom to hosting local faith-oriented business leaders on campus to share how they navigate the intersection of faith and business to creating personal mentorships with entrepreneurs and professionals in the community, the School of Business is dedicated to guiding students to a fuller understanding of their personal and professional calling.

Matt Bumstead, CEO in Residence for the School of Business, shared, “This event celebrates business as an institution of God’s own making—a reality affirmed throughout the Bible. Business as a Calling serves as encouragement to attendees and offers a charge to all to keep pursuing the vision of practicing business as God would have us practice it. Our business belongs to God. Our business is God’s business.”