I am the chair of the Facilities Team (aka: Building and Grounds at any other church) and have had the opportunity to work with your consultant at Live Oak UU Church, Cedar Park, TX. My involvement has been limited to providing information on projects that the church needs funding for in the future. I did not hear your presentation to the church leadership. But I wish to share my observations on the Capital Campaign Assessment process that has been conducted.
The Klote consultant is exactly the person that we need at this time at our church. He has a very calm reassuring manner about himself. There was a great deal of reluctance to enter into a Capital Campaign, and his organized way of collecting data and hearing peoples’ concerns has been very helpful in everyone having a better understanding of the need. He has carefully coached presenters for the focus groups and it has given the members an opportunity to hear from our leadership as they talked about difficult matters and future decisions. I personally have the feeling that he has a clear understanding of our philosophy and struggle and he has shown an ability to help us through this process. What I have particularly appreciated about his approach has been his steadfast commitment to transparency in all our communications. Simply put, it is refreshing!
Chair of the Facilities Team
Live Oak UUC
Cedar Park, Texas