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Campus Improvements / Capital Campaign

A unanimous vote of the membership at June 3 Annual Meeting approved the start of a capital campaign for campus improvements.

Architect Wendell Burnette (Wendell Burnette Architects), hired by the congregation for consulting services, presented the results of the five-month data collection process, and recommendations for campus site improvements.  Members present agreed that the congregation’s growth and ability to meet our longer term goals is dependent on having more and improved worship, faith formation, and parking space. 

November Update:  The CCC has hired Stewardship for Us (SFU) to perform a Next Steps Weekend (Nov 16-18), followed by a feasibility study (in December), to determine our readiness for beginning a capital campaign.  A congregational conversation on November 18 will include a presentation by Kay Crider from SFU to give us her first impressions, thoughts, and recommendations, and take questions from members and friends.  She will follow up with the Board and the Committee to finalize plans for the feasibility study.  A sampling of members will be contacted for private meetings in December to discuss their hopes for the project and help Kay to prepare recommendations for a capital campaign.

September Update:  Two committees of members have been formed, and begin meeting in early October.  Each committee will be provided a charter by the Board of Trustees, including goals and timelines.  The Board is committed to providing both with the support and resources needed to complete their work.

Capital Campaign Committee (CCC): Hiring campaign consultant(s), planning a financial campaign, two-way communication with the congregation relative to campaign goals and requests, communication with lender(s) regarding the borrowing of construction and/or permanent loan funds, communication with the Board and the CPC regarding project planning timeline.   Members are Barbara Metz, David Sheh, Carl Anderson, Mary Wolf-Francis, Linda Horton (liaison to the Stewardship Team/annual operating pledge), and Musette Steger (Board of Trustee Rep/liaison to the Board).

Capital Planning Committee (CPC):  Hiring the architect and construction company(ies), working with the City of Chandler, two-way communication with the congregation relative to construction design and timeline, making construction/finish decisions, communication with the Board and the CCC regarding project financing/timeline.  Members are Beverly McCormick, Nancy Egly, Willa Cree, Mark Beehler, Barb Quijada, Debra Grande, Jeff Grout, Rick Hinrichs, Anne Schneider, Jim Horton, and Maria Dixon (Board of Trustees Rep/liaison to the Board).