Lord, we are starting a new journey together. Give us vision for all you want to do at Our Redeemer’s.
That was part of the prayer at the beginning of our Capital Campaign team’s first meeting on April 19.
The newly-formed team met with consultants Jennifer Perrow and Pastor Kris Capel of Generis. It was a lively and exciting two-hour meeting! Stephanie Running, the Discipleship Lead for our campaign, emailed afterwards, “After the meeting last night, my brain was overwhelmed with all of this new and exciting stuff.”
We looked at an overview of the campaign, and spent a lot of time on the WHAT and WHY of our project. What are we doing? Why are we doing it? What will our financial goal accomplish? It was energizing to share, each in our words and from our own perspective, why we have undertaken this renovation. After a brief break, we brainstormed possible themes for the campaign to capture what we believe God calls us to do through it.
The team will be meeting every two weeks for a while. Jennifer and Pastor Kris have been doing a deep dive into our financial data, they have met with our Generosity Team, and Pastor Kris met with our Engaging Community Task Force.
Our campaign team is:
Co-Chairs: Margaret Berg and Mike Hlastala
Lead Pastor: Pastor Kathy
Music & Worship Lead: Pastor Gretchen
Discipleship Lead: Stephanie Running
Children & Youth Lead: Matt Grover
Events Lead: Jodi Somm
Administrative Lead: Diana Myers
Finance Lead: Karie Stearns, with Emilie Purvine
Our warm thanks to each of these folks for all they are investing in the mission and future of Our Redeemer’s!
– Pastor Kathy