Dear Parish Family,
For over 175 years, St. Paul’s has been a spiritual home for all to seek, serve, and love God together. Throughout this time, vibrant worship, joyful music, transformative Christian education, committed outreach to the community, and loving care for one another have been essential values of the parish.
To preserve these values, generations of parishioners have given generously – beyond their annual gifts – toward special campaigns that build endowment funds for generating sustaining income to safeguard vital programs and ministries, or to expand or preserve the buildings and grounds that enable them.
The last capital campaign, launched in 2009, enabled St. Paul’s to restore Tucker Hall, acquire Coventry House, renovate the nave and kitchen, and replace the boilers and many of the roofs.
Now, after a multi-year analysis of the physical and financial health of the church, the Vestry has determined that additional capital funds are needed to address critical areas of concern. To this end, we are embarking on the Walking in Love campaign to raise $6,000,000. The goals of this campaign are to address various infrastructure needs, add needed security systems to our building, refurbish the organs, improve the sound system, reimagine St. Martin’s chapel, strengthen our endowment, and direct significant funds to our outreach ministries.
This important campaign will ensure our beloved St. Paul’s continues to be an active, thriving faith community in the Cleveland area for generations to come.
I am enormously grateful to be a part of this faith-filled congregation. Your desire to live in the light of Christ and your gracious and generous spirit have captured my heart. I look forward to working with you to lift up our past, make improvements for today, and invest in our future.
Yours in Christ,
The Rev. Jeanne A. Leinbach+