I am the President of the Board of Trustees of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring. It is amazing how quickly your consultant became an integral part of the UUCSS community. His easygoing and friendly manner immediately puts one at ease, and his obvious professionalism and competence instills confidence from the outset. His work with our “Dream Builders” team that has shepherded the development of a master plan for our buildings and grounds, our capital campaign team (which consisted of one person when he arrived) and our church leadership feels like a true partnership.
We clearly could not have launched what, from all vantages, appears to be a very successful capital campaign without the consultant’s wise guidance and counsel. From the planning and execution of small group meetings, through the congregational meeting to approve the campaign, through the “quiet phase” and official public launch, he has provided invaluable advice and hands-on assistance. Personally, as Board President, I have particularly relied on his experience and guidance in preparing for the congregational vote; although I had some angst about how that would go, I believe that the small group meetings and the exercise of anticipating and addressing potential concerns led to an uplifting and affirming vote to proceed.
It has been so valuable to have the consultant here on site throughout the preparation and execution of the campaign. I would have no hesitation in recommending him personally to other congregations. We have been extremely satisfied.
Thanks again for sending him to us – he’s great!
President of the Board of Trustees
UUC of Silver Spring
Silver Spring, Maryland