Lutheran Church Cuts Ribbon on $7 Million Addition


For Immediate Release
August 11,2019

Kirkwood, MO – Kirkwood’s Concordia Lutheran Church announced with great joy, the official opening of Concordia’s Center of Christian Education!  Many joined for an Open House on Sunday, August 11 from 4:00-6:00pm. They were invited to tour the new facility and enjoy adult and child refreshments in our new Dining Commons.

OUR NEXT STEP was the theme of this Capital Campaign.  Visioning for this campaign began as far back as 2012. After the Open House, attendants joined in worship on August 17 & 18 when they blessed and dedicated the building. “We are very grateful for the excellent leadership you provided for Our Next Step Capital Campaign and are thrilled with the building results, in operation since last August, on time and under budget by a million dollars,” said Rev. Dr. Steven Carter, Pastoral Assistant.

Pastor Scott Seidler, the church’s past Senior Pastor, said, “With building this new Center for Christian Education it is our hope and prayer that we will continue to be a shining light for the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the education of our youth in this community.”  Glendon Smith, the Campaign Director said, “I am glad to have been a part of this effort; Concordia is a warm embracing place.”

James D. Klote & Associates, Inc. was selected as the partnering firm to direct the capital campaign. Construction begin in July 2018.  With offices in Falls Church, Virginia; Dallas, Texas; Chicago, Illinois; Los Angeles, California; and Toronto, Ontario, Canada, James D. Klote & Associates is the largest full-time, on-site stewardship consulting firm in North America.  For additional information, please contact the firm at or (800)-360-2315.


Erin West
James D. Klote & Associates

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