Capital Campaign Update

April 17, 2019

Pete Carlson has been named chairperson for the Capital Campaign Cabinet. Former chairperson Emily Johnson stepped down in mid-April to accommodate a heavier workload in her professional life.

“To be asked to lead in this way was one of the biggest honors I’ve ever received,” Emily said. “However, through prayerful consideration in recent weeks I’ve determined that I do not have the bandwidth to lead this campaign with the energy it deserves. I wholeheartedly believe in the scope and focus of this campaign and look forward to supporting this effort in my role as elder.”

The Reverend Pen Peery said, “We’re all sorry to lose Emily in this role. But I think all of us who juggle the demands of work and family understand.”

The Campaign Cabinet has, since its launch, hired Mary Scott Peterson as Campaign Director and has engaged a consultant to help determine the scope of the campaign.

Pete Carlson, who was already serving on the Campaign Cabinet, is an elder who is also chair of the Personnel Committee. He is also an active volunteer with Loaves & Fishes and Habitat for Humanity. About this shift on the Campaign Cabinet, he said, “Pen, the Cabinet and I thank Emily for her hard work to date and look forward to her counsel as an ongoing member of the Session. The Cabinet is actively engaged in assessing the scope and feasibility of a capital campaign, the first two directives from the Session. I am excited to continue working with the other Cabinet members as we help implement the vision in the church’s 2017 Strategic Plan.”