St. Richard’s Celebrates “Walk in Love” Kick-Off Event


For Immediate Release
October 9, 2018

Round Rock, TX – St. Richard’s Episcopal Church located in the heart of Round Rock, Texas, kicked off it’s “Walk in Love” Capital Stewardship Campaign with a noon-time lunch celebration filled with food, speakers, and warm fellowship. Father Stuart Shelby and Campaign Chair, Tom Cooper, shared St. Richard’s vision for the future to over 110 members and regular attendees. Senior Warden, Bob Pender, gave a heartwarming keynote address inspiring and encouraging church members.  He noted the Mission Statement and Declaration of Faith signed by the Vestry has first prioritized paying off all mortgages with the campaign proceeds.  He also engaged members in an open and honest dialogue regarding the future of the church facility and that campaign pledging is going well, having raised almost $200,000 from about 15 advance gift donors. He added that it will still take equal sacrifice from all members to reach and surpass our goal of $1.6 million to pay off the existing mortgages.  The campaign is being fast tracked and is to run for approximately five more weeks hoping to contact and visit each of the approximate 300 St. Richard’s Church households.

Senior Warden Bob Pender

Equally enthusiastic for the progress of the campaign to date is the Capital Campaign Chair, Tom Cooper, who stated, “This building and the first campaign were launched by prior vestries and faithful members of this parish who with faith, strength, and courage took the steps to initiate fundraising for this parish hall.  Now it is time for us to bring it home: finish paying for the cost of the building and clear the decks in preparation for future growth.”

James D. Klote & Associates Consultant, John Morrison added, “This event was filled with joy, love, and a hope for a bright future at St. Richard’s. It is truly an honor to be working with so many wonderful people. I am confident the best is yet to come.”

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.


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