Software & Technology Vocational Guild

September 14, 2022 7:00 am

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Are you dissatisfied with work? Has your work lost meaning or do you question what is your purpose, at least professionally? Participating in a vocational guild can help provide meaningful answers to these questions.

The Collaborative is pleased to announce the launch of a Software and Technology Vocational Guild that will be starting Wednesday, September 14th. This new guild will be co-led by Matt Ritsema and Gordon Cloke. Matt is a member of First Presbyterian Church, Orlando, and currently employed as a Data Strategist at KMPG. Gordon is an elder at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church and board member of The Geneva School in Casselberry. He has worked in the software industry for over thirty-five years, most of those here in Orlando, and currently serves as a Senior Portfolio Manager with ServiceNow.

Over a six-week period, you will meet once a week for two hours. We will be meeting on Wednesday mornings from 7-9 a.m. in Winter Park beginning on Wednesday, September 14th. The cost is $30 per participant, which primarily covers materials. Through thoughtful discussion and challenges to the common view of work, we are striving to change the primary transactional mindset that tends to govern everything we do. The homework for each week is minimal and usually involves reading a short article. Vocational guilds can provide us with the opportunity to enjoy deep satisfaction in our jobs and inspire us to a more meaningful community. Ultimately, the Lord desires greater union with us, and a proper understanding of work can move us forward.

For further information, reach out to Crosland Stuart at

As a believer with a professional background in software and technology, we very much hope you consider joining us.

Event Location

Winter Park