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Mike Klinefelter, Regional Gift Planner for the ELCA Foundation, spends much of his time having conversations that most people don’t want to have.
In 2019, the Rev. Kim Dawsey-Richardson took on the challenge of revitalizing the fading but faithful First Presbyterian Church of El Cajon, California. Important changes began, including closing the preschool and restructuring the staff.
“It’s not about the money — it’s about the mission.” That was the theme of the Rev. Peter Reuss’s session, “You want me to donate? Why? Building blocks for an impactful appeal.”
A minister attended church in a town she was visiting. As was her practice, she made a small gift by personal check during the offering. A week or so later, she received in the mail a packet of information about that church’s capital campaign, asking her if she wanted to contribute.
“That was a waste of a stamp,” said presenter Meredith McNabb with a wry smile.
“You may not know it,” the Rev. Dr. Lee Hinson-Hasty of the Presbyterian Foundation told “Leading Theologically” viewers during his Friday interview with the Rev. Dr. Victor Aloyo, the 11th president of Columbia Theological Seminary, “but you’re just received a mini seminar on what it means to be a seminary president.”
Your church’s members regularly write checks or give from their bank or credit card accounts. That’s great, but what if they could give in a smarter way that leaves more money for the church?
Your church’s boiler gave up the ghost. The parking lot needs to be resurfaced. A tornado took off part of the church’s roof. Or maybe your session wants to help the community with low-income housing.
All of these are candidates for a mini capital campaign, said John Clark, President of The James Company. His presentation, “What is a Thimble-Sized Capital Campaign?” was one of the workshops at Stewardship Kaleidoscope in Minneapolis Sept. 25-27. Stewardship Kaleidoscope is an annual conference on generosity and stewardship. It is sponsored by the Presbyterian Foundation.
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When Pastor Erika Irizarry Rodriguez received a technology grant from the Presbyterian Foundation, she breathed both a sigh of relief and exclaimed a shout of joy.
At the Presbyterian Foundation Board of Trustees meeting on June 15 in Louisville, Troy Marables was promoted from Vice President to Senior Vice President of Human Resources.