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“It's not personal.
It's just business.”

-Stock Hollywood Business Villain

In our culture “the businessman” is often “the bad guy”.


But since the Garden of Eden, work has been humanity’s vocation. Our Lord himself labored at his father's business! And the more we celebrate the men and women in our midst who model faithfulness and leadership in the secular workplace, the more our lives, work, and world as we know it will be transformed. If we truly want to see faith leading in the workplace, then we need to see faithful leaders in the workplace!


So nominate someone you know for the Archdiocese’s annual “Leading with Faith Awards.”


Recipients will be honored at a public banquet on November 22nd 2022, featuring Archbishop Hebda, as well as keynote speaker Monsignor Patrick Shea (President, University of Mary).

2022 Honorees


Robert Scalia

Owner & President, iComp Payroll
& Human Resource Services

Epiphany, Coon Rapids


Greg Pavett

Board Chair & Executive Director,
The Humanity Alliance

Saint Victoria Catholic Church,



Jon Westerhaus

Owner & President,
Survey and Ballot Systems

Saints Joachim and Anne, Shakopee


Terry Furlong

Mayor, North Saint Paul

Church of Saint Peter, North Saint Paul

Leading with Faith Awards Nominations

We want to know who you know

who is a faithful leader in the workplace

The Leading with Faith Awards celebrate individuals who lead with their Catholic faith in the workplace.


These leaders witness to Jesus Christ and His Church by serving their organizations in a grace-filled manner. We rely on employees, coworkers, and clients of such leaders to identify who they are and illustrate why they are deserving of the Leading with Faith Award.

Thank you to all who took the time to nominate someone this year! More details will be forthcoming on those who were selected by the committee, as well as the awards night itself!

  • What is a guild?
    A guild is an association of workers for collaborative aid and self-help inspired by spiritual values. Guilds were prevalent in medieval times and, generally speaking, they were groups of craftsman and merchants in England and elsewhere who submitted themselves to a system of mutual aid, but also to mutual discipline. Guilds had the effect of leading to the best pay and working conditions for the ordinary working man for five centuries! Learn more about the history of the guilds here.
  • Why was the Guild started?
    The Guild was started to support families. We want to direct our business and best jobs to faithful Catholics who support our parishes and schools. The Guild crosses boundaries of parish, age, and occupation and provides the platform, tools, and networking opportunities to assist a community of Catholics help each other.
  • Who are members of the Guild?
    Our members are Catholic men and women who are working hard to provide for their families. They are young and old, novices and experts, students and retirees, employees and employers of all occupations. We group our members into one of six categories: Business Owner- Owner of a for-profit business that employs at least one other employee. Student- High School, Vocational, or College student. Entrepreneur- Owner of a for-profit business with no employees, aspiring business owner, free-lancer. Mentor- Experienced businessperson willing to share skills, knowledge, and expertise with others. Individual Member- Employed, unemployed looking for work, student in search of an internship. Parish/Non-Profit- Parishes and non-profit organizations
  • What benefits does membership provide me?
    Access to our Guild Member Directory Business owners will find qualified employees to grow their companies to a new level. Job seekers will be provided the contacts to find career changing jobs. Entrepreneurs will be informed of business opportunities based on the needs of our Catholic community. Mentors will give practical advice to new and existing businesses owners. Our business directory provides businesses with a customer base without the cost of advertising.
  • What does a normal meeting look like?
    The Guild holds quarterly meetings for all members, which have previously included Mass, Adoration & Benediction, networking time, dinner, lectures, and member spotlights. Networking meetings are also periodically held at a brewery or bar over happy hour.
  • Do I have to pay to be a member of the Guild?
    Dues vary depending on one's member type. The annual dues schedule is as follows:
  • What are the expectations of a Guild member?
    Guild members are expected to follow the precepts of the Catholic Church and to practice relational networking – giving without the expectation of receiving in return. Guild members should have a desire to help other members find jobs, employees or business contacts. The Guild seeks members’ commitment of enthusiasm for our mission, not a commitment of time.

2021 Honorees


Gabriel Corona &

Alma Moreno














Dr. James





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