The sense of divine vision must be restored to man's daily work. - C.S. Lewis

Higher Call Staff

Meet the team

  • David W. Atchison

    Founder and Director

    David Atchison is a business and ministry leader who lives in Franklin, Tennessee. As a veteran of commercial real estate development, and a co-founder of The Riverstone Group, David provides consulting, expertise and wisdom for business leaders and organizations. In addition, David has been serving LifeWay Christian Stores as a consultant to their Store Development Team, and has helped them grow from 60 stores to a retail chain of over 180 stores during that time. A longtime mentor and speaker on discipleship and leadership, he has challenged thousands of business professionals for over two decades. Atchison is a graduate of Baylor University with a Business Administration degree in Marketing and Management. He is also a nationally recognized speaker and the author of two books, a video series and numerous discipleship resources.

  • Elaine Everett Atchison

    Administration, Events and Editing

    Elaine Atchison is responsible for managing the Higher Call and Retail Christian Network databases, contributions and event details, as well as editing resources including “Reflections on a Higher Call.” She graduated from Baylor University and University of Houston, earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Speech-Language Pathology. Elaine has worked in both the medical and educational field and is active in the non-profit sector as a refugee advocate. She brings many years of experience as a contract writer and editor of magazine articles, devotionals and curricula. She also co-authored a book and video series for parents.