I have been working with your consultant at First Church in Minneapolis for a few months. I just wanted to let you know what a pleasure it has been to work with him. I had many reservations about joining the committee due to my already busy life as a working mom of two kids, and prior commitments to other obligations in and out of church. The consultant was very low pressure but honest about what was needed. After much of my deliberating he even reached out to me to propose a compromise that would still allow me to participate with slightly less of a commitment, which is exactly what I needed to say yes. I was very grateful for his doing so as my heart wanted to say yes but my head was saying no. His willingness to step outside of the lines has allowed me to engage in a way with our church that I never anticipated.
That aside, the consultant has done a wonderful job engaging, empowering and rallying our campaign committee to lead the change we are aspiring for in our church. So much so that he usually gets to take a back seat in most of our meetings as everyone else is driving the discussion and work to be done! He is always very positive, kind and encouraging, yet honest when it’s needed, throughout the process. I don’t know that we would have set such lofty goals or known where to begin without his guidance. With his leadership I am very excited to see the fruits of our labor come to fruition. Thank you for allowing him to help lead our community to live out its vision!
Capital Campaign Publicity Co-Chair
First Universalist Church