I’m writing to let you know that I’m delighted that your consultant is representing your firm with us at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Rochester, New York.
As a member of the Vestry at St. Thomas’, I was asked to welcome the candidates for the consulting position and to see that they were comfortable while awaiting their interviews with our search committee. It was in that capacity that I first met the consultant. He impressed me right away with his warm, friendly manner. He had already attended one of our Sunday services shortly before his interview that same day. It appeared to me that if he were chosen to be our consultant, he would have already started laying the groundwork. I was certainly pleased when he was indeed called to that position.
At our Vestry meeting last Wednesday evening, the consultant worked with us as we prepared for the focus group presentations we will be making over the next couple of weeks. The materials he provided were clear, comprehensive and detailed. He was a fine coach as we did a run-through of a focus group meeting, and he took time to answer all of our questions. He followed up with us by email after the meeting, providing schedules for the group meetings with the names of those who had signed up to take various roles. He has made himself available to us 24/7.
I look forward to working with your consultant as we determine if our congregation is ready and willing to take on a capital campaign. I’m sure that our congregation will find him friendly, knowledgeable, approachable, and completely supportive of the mission and vision of St. Thomas’ Church.
Member of the Vestry
St. Thomas' Episcopal Church
Rochester, New York