As of last Sunday I finished my three year Saint John Vestry commitment with the last two as Senior Warden. Serving on our Vestry three times over several years has been a humbling and rewarding experience.
I am writing personally to say what a privilege it is to know and have worked with your consultant. As you had previously stated, the benefit of his being on site for the past twelve weeks proved to be a blessing for our Vestry and the Parish as a whole. We could not have been assigned a better partner in this venture.
The way in which you conduct your business is most impressive, and each day I have been so grateful that the Vestry could be convinced that this was the right way to proceed. While I was skeptical about doing the Readiness Assessment, having already done Focus Groups, it was so right to do this. The consultant proved to be a wonderful fit for us. What a kind, caring Christian person who went about the business at hand in a very professional and considerate way. The materials that Klote put together left no doubt or questions and demonstrated to us how to be prepared and inspirational with our parishioners. No stone was left unturned!
However no matter how good the material, the person doing the presenting and interpretation becomes the key to its success. The consultant was absolutely the right person. Everything he did from answering questions to preparing the meeting agendas and all the written reports were done in a timely, comprehensive manner. We have been left with excellent tools, and I do believe we will continue to increase our pledges bringing us closer to our goal. I personally am happy with where we are today. Thank you for your part in all of this.
St. John Episcopal Church