Curious about how faith could shape your work?
We believe that vocation is where our greatest passion meets the world’s greatest need. Thus, our cubicles, studios and homes are nothing short of sacred.
The Finance and Faith Forum is a community of finance professionals who gather together to explore the integration of faith, work and economics. During this time, we encourage each other in friendship and share about the real situations many of us are facing in the marketplace. Our vision is to see Christians in financial services excel in their vocation and find ways to bless others through their work. Our goal is to foster meaningful professional and personal relationships among members, strengthen ties between Gordon College and the financial services community, and assist alums and students in their professional pursuits.
We encourage transparency and vulnerability, demonstrating to each other that we are not alone in living a life that is not perfect. There are many people who look happy, successful and fulfilled, while in reality, things are not always as they appear. We strive to create an atmosphere where we can make friends, discuss challenges, and encourage each other.
If this sounds like something you’d like to be a part of—this exploring of work, calling and culture—we hope you’ll join us.
Come hear our speakers share their faith journey and the teachable events in their lives.
Peter Greer is President and CEO of HOPE International, a global Christ-centered microenterprise development organization serving throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. Before beginning his role at HOPE, Peter worked as a microfinance practitioner in Africa and earned a master’s from Harvard. He has co-authored eight books, including The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good, Mission Drift, 40/40 Vision, and The Giver and the Gift.
Chip Skowron M.D., Ph.D., started in clinical medicine before pursuing a career on Wall Street. Chip launched FrontPoint Healthcare in 2003 and within two years was managing in excess of one billion. FrontPoint later gained notoriety as one of the few firms to successfully navigate the financial crisis. But by the end of 2010, Chip was the focus of a criminal insider trading investigation and was sentenced to 5 years in Federal Prison. Yet prison became the best education Chip ever received when Jesus moved into the center of his life.
Tom Cole is Co-Head of US Leveraged Finance for Citigroup Global Markets. Previously, Tom was head of Deutsche Bank’s North American leveraged finance practice. In his spare time, Tom is on the Management Committee for The New Canaan Society and leads NCS’ Manhattan chapter. Come hear Tom’s combination of honesty and vulnerability as he combines faith with a high-profile Wall Street career.
April Tam Smith
April Tam Smith is a Managing Director on Morgan Stanley’s equity derivatives team. She is also co-owner of P.S. Kitchen, a plant-based restaurant in New York City that focuses on the three branches of sustainability—economic, environmental, and social. Her goal is to organically create a ripple effect allowing more people to be involved in creating jobs for the poor.