This is a reference letter for a consultant for St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Marion, IA, where I serve as Senior Pastor. He was onsite for seven months working with our Capital Appeal team for a debt reduction campaign from April to November 2012.
Our consultant made an immediate impact with our staff and capital appeal team. He helped us to put together presentations for the case for our debt reduction campaign and trained leaders effectively for making presentations to our congregation. His “can-do” attitude and persistent work ethic led the way as our appeal moved into the visiting phase.
His meetings with our Capital Appeal team were extremely positive and helpful. The focus was always on the resolution of any difficulties with encouraging words to our team as they strove for excellence. Without him, our Capital Appeal would have sputtered for lack of energy and commitment.
Without a doubt, our consultant contributed mightily to the success of our campaign. His theme of “pray, prepare, and press on” rang in our ears and inspired us to finish what had been started. We could not have had a better consultant to lead us at such a sensitive time in our church’s life. His faith and passion for the church and the kingdom of Christ make him the perfect servant for any church that is serious about expanding their mission outreach.
St. Mark's Lutheran Church