During the fall of 2007, a Task Force of St. Matthew Church interviewed capital stewardship firms in preparation for the first capital campaign for our congregation in more than forty years. At the conclusion of this interview process, it was clear to us that we needed and desired the full-time, on-site services provided by the folks at Klote.
For us, the presence of a full-time, on-site campaign consultant has been invaluable! The Klote principles of not equal gift, but equal sacrifice; personal visitation; training of visitors; conducting focus group meetings to determine feasibility, etc. have really born fruit for us here at at St. Matthew. Our JDK&A Consultant’s presence with us on a daily basis and during Sunday worship has built a trusting relationship between him, as consultant, and us, as congregation. As Senior Pastor of this congregation, I have already learned so very much about the entire process and experience of a capital campaign. It thrills me to see the excitement and commitment of our people as the campaign continues to unfold!
St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church