As we look ahead to the wonderful opportunity to share the $13+ million Capital Campaign results with our National Presbyterian Church community in a few weeks, we are incredibly grateful for the support of the consultant and the entire Klote team throughout his effort.
From the earliest days of the Campaign as we were setting expectations and recruiting the team, the consultant was a thoughtful and wise guide. He helped us to set an ambitious goal, in line with our congregation’s capacity and our need for resources to execute our plans to improve our facilities and extend our mission. The consultant’s ability to put our Campaign’s goals and approach in context based on his experience and the Klote model’s strengths put us on a path to success.
As you know, managing the logistics for such a broad campaign while making sure each contact is personal and effective is a challenge. The consultant excelled on engaging at both levels, and we were able to turn to him for both ‘big picture’ context on our progress and problem-solving support for specific circumstances. He is exemplar as an available, responsive and wise consultant.
The consultant’s Midwestern steadiness and understatedness worked particularly well for a group of beltway risk-identifiers and over-thinkers, and we’re grateful for his presence with us this past year. Even after the formal campaign period, we continue to enjoy his strong engagement by counsel and encouragement, during our on-going efforts.
Looking ahead to the next several years we know, of course, that we have a tremendous amount to do to follow through with our pledgers, engage new church community members, and steward the careful investment of our Campaign funds for use in our facilities and ministry. As we do so, it’s encouraging to know that the consultant, and Klote resources more broadly, continue to be accessible to us.
We are very grateful to you for sending the consultant to us and thank God for your faithful stewarding of us through this stewardship season for us.
The National Presbyterian Church