I am the Senior Minister from the UU Church of Silver Spring (UUCSS). I wanted to make sure I let you know how exceedingly fortunate I feel – and we all feel – for your firm’s approach to this campaign and for your consultant’s superb enactment of that approach. I was confident going in that we’d chosen the right path, and felt very confirmed in that even after just my first couple of meetings/collaborations with the consultant. That sense has only grown over the last few weeks and months. He’s very good at his work, and he’s a great fit for our church and the culture of our faith.
In particular I am grateful for the consultant’s stellar initiative and follow-through, his great capacity to keep many balls in the air and help the rest of us do that too, his patience, his sensitivity and perception, his calm non-anxious presence, his ability to be direct when it’s appropriate and allusive when that’s a better approach, his reliably valuable and insightful contributions to our staff meetings and steering committee meetings, his terrific work ethic, his availability at all times of the day and night to us all for answers to questions or support or reassurance or help – I could keep going, in fact, but surely you’ll stop reading eventually! He’s just been superb, and though we are not yet done, I believe ultimately we will have done the best we possibly could in this campaign, not only because of the excellent lay leaders we have knocking themselves out, but very much also because of your firm’s approach and your consultant’s great management and support of us all at UUCSS.
Thank you for all the help with this campaign, and for sending the consultant to us to be our shepherd.
UUC of Silver Spring
Silver Spring, Maryland