St. Luke’s has embarked on a parish-wide Foundations for a New Chapter campaign, which will enable us to:
• Build a new parish hall with new gathering and meeting spaces, the Wahlquist Garden Chapel and Plaza, and a new kitchen and elevator
• Beautify our campus through landscaping, improved signage, and paving the parking lot
• Retiring long-held debt
We are well on our way to raising our goal of $1.75MM as several parishioners have already made significant commitments to address these critical needs for our growing community.
Over the next few weeks, members of the capital campaign committee will talk to each of us about our involvement in this transformational challenge.
In the past three years, St. Luke’s has experienced a 60% increase in pledging, a 25% increase in membership, and a 35% increase in average Sunday attendance. We are driven more than ever by new energy and rejuvenation. As the Lord guides us through growth, He has shown us first-hand how He uses suffering to good purpose in the rebuilding of our education building. Now we are charged with continuing to meet the challenges of tomorrow by transforming our parish campus and securing a firm foundation for the future.
INVESTING IN OUR FUTURE
Through prayerful reflection, thoughtful planning, and community input, St. Luke’s has identified three priorities necessary to keep pace with our growth:
All renderings provided by Fisher Heck Architects
1. BUILDING A NEW PARISH HALL
A new Parish Hall will replace the damaged Harman Hall, which has proudly carried our parish for over 70 years. This new Parish Hall will extend off the north side of the newly rebuilt Education Building and will include a commercial-grade kitchen to cook meals for those in need, an elevator that connects to the second floor of the education building, meeting space for our entire congregation (and projected future growth), two outdoor gathering and worship spaces (Wahlquist Garden Chapel and Plaza and Delivery Plaza), a covered drop-off entrance, reception lobby, and delivery receiving and storage solutions to meet St. Luke’s growing needs.
2. OUTDOOR CAMPUS IMPROVEMENTS
Outdoor cosmetic updates will be undertaken to further improve our campus and ensure an inviting and welcoming environment. Updates include new signage, landscaping, and repaving our parking lot.
NEW CAMPUS MAP
Foundations for a New Chapter will build on the momentum already established by the rebuilding of the Education Building (pictured in dark blue). A portion of our Foundations for a New Chapter campaign will fund an entirely new project – the Parish Hall (pictured in red)
FOUNDATIONS FOR A NEW CHAPTER CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE
The efforts of this campaign would not be possible without our volunteer capital campaign committee. Their leadership has brought us to a successful launch of the Foundations for a New Chapter Campaign.
The Rev. Mark Anderson, Rector
The Ven. Rosemary Trei, Deacon
Michael Sanford & Susan Self, Honorary Campaign Co-Chairs
Jim & Kathy Wohlgehagen, Campaign Co-Chairs
Tom Schmitt, Campaign Co-Chair
Carol Guthrie, Committee Member
Tracy Stadler, Committee Member
Kim Kittle, Vestry Liaison
Jamey Ryan, Construction & Project Liaison
Please enjoy as members of our community share their passion for this project and their personal motivation for supporting the campaign: