The Rededication of Church of the Messiah


For Immediate Release
September 10, 2022

Rhinebeck, NY – The Rededication service for Church of the Messiah in Rhinebeck, NY was officiated by The Rt. Rev. Andrew M.L. Dietsche and The Rev. Richard McKeon September 10, 2022.  Hundreds of parishioners, friends, designers, and contractors were present for the dedication on Saturday.

The rededication service was for the historic church as well as the 1921 E.M. Skinner Organ, a gift to the parish by Vincent Astor in memory of his father John Jacob Astor IV, who died in the sinking of the Titanic.

A plaque will be placed in the Narthex of the church commemorating the extraordinary generosity and support in enabling to save the church. It reads:

The congregation of the Episcopal Church of the Messiah with the support of the community members and organizations undertook the restoration of the church building which was in danger of being lost.  Without the generosity, commitment, and courage of everyone who supported the project, it could never have been successfully completed.  We have preserved this building so others who come after us may enjoy its beauty and celebrate its witness to God’s presence here in this place.

September 10, 2022

Representing James D. Klote & Associates, Inc. was Jim Klote, President & CEO and Ray Sim consultant for the $6.3 million project.  “It was an incredible rededication service lead by the Bishop and Fr. Richard.  Our firm was honored to be selected to direct the fundraising portion of this project.  Working with Fr. Richard and the Vestry was delightful.  We are in gratitude for being allowed to participate in Church of the Messiah’s history,” said Jim Klote.

James D. Klote & Associates, provides full-time resident service.  With offices in Falls Church, Virginia; Chicago, Illinois; Los Angeles, California; 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 703-532-7633.


Erin West
James D. Klote & Associates, Inc.

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!