Center for Faith and Work
MAR. 1, 2019

Dear {first},

Since its founding, Redeemer’s vision to love and serve the city has involved serving God through and in our work in the world. CFW has fueled that mission through many innovative and spiritually-enriching programs over the years. Now, as a family of churches, the DNA of Redeemer’s Center for Faith & Work is being replicated in each church. Under the wise leadership of Scott Calgaro, CFW’s Program Director, CFW is training, resourcing, and guiding the collaborative expansion of our church-based expressions of faith and work ministry, as well as organizing a variety of centralized programs to serve the whole.

Scott has been part of CFW since 2012, and worked in the area of faith and work integration and equipping with CCO (Coalition for Christian Outreach) over 12 years during which he led the Jubilee Conference and launched Jubilee Professional, an annual gathering for several hundred working professionals focused on applying biblical truth to work.

His team includes Laura Rogers (Communications & Content Manager) and Eunice Shin-Lai (Gotham Fellowship Coordinator), as well as Cory Maxwell-Coghlan (Content & Training Associate), Esther Schissler (Manager, Faith & Work Leadership Development & Training) and Jon Seale (Event Producer). You may read more about this team here.

Furthermore, each of the Redeemer churches have dedicated leadership to their own expressions of CFW: Milla Nieminen (West Side), Mark Ro (East Side), David Plant (Downtown), and Chuck Armstrong (LSQ). They will be coordinating the Gotham Fellowship cohorts in their congregations, as well as classes and other opportunities to grow - theologically, spiritually and relationally - in ways that help us be more faithful Christ-followers in every aspect of our work.

As this expanded CFW team, we look forward to getting to know you and learning about your own sense of calling in your work.

In Him,

Katherine Leary Alsdorf, Interim Executive Director, Center for Faith & Work


Applications are now open for The Gotham Fellowship Class of 2020. Attend an info session with Gotham alumni, Faith & Work pastoral staff, and CFW staff to learn about the Gotham experience on Monday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. Register>

The Gotham Fellowship is a 9-month learning community designed to broaden your understanding of and deepen your connection to God's redemptive work by applying theology, spiritual practices, and cultural renewal to your work, your relationships, and New York City. Accepting applications now through April 30. More>


This 12-week experience, led by Gotham Alumni, provides an in-depth look at our work through the lens of a gospel identity. Through weekly 2-hour meetings and 4 Saturday sessions, participants across vocations learn to apply biblical truths to everyday work-life and explore together how the gospel transforms our heart, communities, and world. More>


Silas Farley, a member of New York City Ballet’s corps de ballet and Redeemer West Side member, has choreographed a world premiere ballet for the Met Museum in partnership with Radiotopia called, “Songs from the Spirit.” The ballet is set to African-American spirituals and recordings of songs written by men who are currently incarcerated or were recently released from San Quentin State Prison in California. The piece also features singer Kelly Griffin, who attends Redeemer LSQ and is currently taking our 7-Week Faith & Work course. The event is free with museum admission, with several performances a day Friday through Sunday, March 8-10. More>

Photo by Rosalie O’Connor


The next Writers Group meeting is March 26, when comedian Paul Schissler will lead a faith and writing discussion on “Social Media: How to Meaningfully Enter the Fray While Staying Above It.” Register>

Photo by Kylie Fife


March 3 - Gotham-hosted Coffee Hour, Redeemer Downtown

March 10 - Gotham Info Session, Redeemer Downtown

March 10 - Gotham Info Session, Redeemer East Side

March 10 - Faith & Work Sunday, Redeemer Lincoln Square

March 18 - Gotham Info Session, Redeemer Offices

March 26 - Writers Group meets

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