Risen Savior Lutheran Church Votes Unanimously to Move into Capital Campaign


For Immediate Release
April 20, 2018

Chandler, AZ – Risen Savior Lutheran Church just completed a five-week Readiness Assessment, comprised of twenty-five focus group meetings with a comprehensive presentation of proposed building plans for an additional sanctuary, multi-purpose space and classrooms for children, youth and adults. A Final Report Summary, which was completed by the James D. Klote & Associates Consultant, provided detailed statistical data and dialogue from attendees.  Four hundred-thirty-six individuals attended, which represented 256 families that were reflective of the church demographics.

The dialogue at the focus group meetings was very informative and provided vital feedback for the Governing Board and church leadership before finalizing plans for a Capital Campaign. More than 79% of respondents to a survey indicated they would financially support a Capital Campaign and 42% of respondents would support with their time to assist with the Capital Campaign. After presentation of the Final Report by the James D. Klote Consultant to the Risen Savior Governing Board, they voted unanimously to move forward immediately with the campaign.

Several quotes are representative of the leadership at Risen Savior and the proven methods of James D. Klote & Associates. Pastor Ron Burcham stated, “We were overwhelmed with the study results, which gives us great confidence as we proceed with our campaign. This study was so important and appreciated by our church members, as well.” Susan Mello, Business Manager was quoted, “We really wanted to hear from our members to know the support we had before proceeding with the Capital Campaign.” Carl Graber, the James D. Klote Consultant on the project said, “The strength of leadership from the Senior Pastor, the volunteers and staff was second to none. They have followed our process in every detail and that is evident in the study results.  This was the most positive study in my experience and we are very optimistic about our ensuing campaign!”

With offices in Falls Church, Virginia; Chicago, Illinois; Los Angeles, California; Dallas, Texas; and Toronto, Ontario, 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 www.jdklote.com or (800) 360-2315.


Erin West
James D. Klote & Associates

Contact Us Anytime At:

Contact Us Anytime At:

Virginia Office
10001 Georgetown Pike #462
Great Falls, Virginia 22066
Toronto Office
1920 Yonge Street, Suite 200
Ontario, Toronto M4S 3E2
London Office
London Trafalgar Square
1 Northumberland Avenue
London, England WC2N 5BW
United Kingdom
Illinois Office
180 N. Stetson Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601
California Office
1800 Century Park East, Suite 600
Los Angeles, California 90067
Texas Office
5050 Quorum Drive,
Suite 700
Dallas, TX 75254

Erin West

Hello! Welcome to our website! My name is Erin West and as VP of Operations I would like to invite you to browse our hundreds of testimonials from people just like you!

Click here!

You have Successfully Subscribed!