The linkage between information technology, broadly speaking, and the clergy predates the computer revolution of the 20th century.
In medieval Europe, the great majority of people who could read and write were members of the clergy. Tasks that required literacy were commonly delegated to them. To this day, a task that involves routine handling of information is called "clerical work".
Since this was before Gutenberg, the only practical way to make another copy of the Bible was painstakingly, one letter at a time, a task that took several years worth of labor. It's a stretch to call this "IT", but it's what was available.
Once Gutenberg and movable type made it practical to produce Bibles in much larger numbers, literacy became much more widespread. Translations to modern languages, like German and English were made as well. After a few centuries, there was almost one bible in every household instead of one in every county.
Literacy was still generally taught so that people could read the Bible. Harvard university was initially started as a Bible school. And Bible interpretation was still the province of a professional pastor, except in a few radical denominations.
Ben Franklin was, by profession, a prominent printer. As part of his public service, he devoted quite a bit of time to setting up the Post Office and the public library. This is the beginnings of a systematic treatment of public information. And one thing he did throughout most of his adult life was to support a local pastor, even though he didn't think it necessary to listen to the sermons. Franklin never became a pastor, but in his youth he helped for a philosophical discussion society, the Junto, that could have become the basis for a new way of belief.
So what I'm trying to suggest is that pastors and IT professionals are both in the same larger field, one that I'll call the "knowledge profession". I think this favors movement in both directions, due to both predilection and opportunity.