Listening at St. John’s

We recently announced that we are discerning a potential capital campaign. Phase 1 is the listening phase when we gather thoughts and ideas about our physical structure: its repair needs and its potential for future projects. Your responses will shape how leadership moves forward in a feasibility study. We want to hear how you see our building!

To quote Consultant Tim Anderson, “Change happens at the speed of trust. And to cultivate trust requires all voices being heard and all people being seen.”  

On June 5 we held a “Town Hall” gathering where the Survey was introduced, and Jered and our consultants answered questions. Click the video below to watch the full Zoom recording:

In April 2024, our parish vestry unanimously voted to begin a process of discernment for a potential capital campaign. This process comes in three stages: listening, feasibility, and then the campaign itself. This first listening phase, lasting approximately three months, will provide us with a unique opportunity to gather important information from each of you.

Our process stems from the capital reserve study completed several years ago. Beyond working to repair and maintain the physical structure of our historic buildings and grounds over the coming decades, we hope and believe this process will unearth ways in which we can also better deploy our space for the mission and ministry of God in our neighborhood. At this point, then, we are in full dreaming mode. From maintenance of our boiler and irreplaceable Skinner organ, to an improved parish hall, and updated staff working space, even kitchen renovations–everything is on the table!

Our consultants in this process are Vandersall Collective, a woman- and queer-owned, and faith-based, firm. They were chosen because of their outstanding track record, inclusive approach, commitment to values-based work, and a comprehensive range of supportive services.

Principal Consultant Mieke Vandersall: read her bio here >>

Consultant Tim Anderson: read his bio here >>

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