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Setting the Table for Generosity: Frameworks for Stewardship in COVID Times
June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pmFree
“Setting the Table for Generosity: Frameworks for Stewardship in COVID Times” explores sound scriptural understandings of healthy and effective stewardship foundations and frameworks, considerations, unique opportunities and practical strategies for unfolding stewardship appeals in this current time. Guest Marc Rieke, Senior Consultant for The Enrichment Group, has 20 years of experience supporting and guiding Christian congregations through difficult financial periods. He brings a solidly-grounded perspective of encouragement and purposeful, constructive action. The session will include time for addressing specific questions from participants.
Marc serves as Senior Consultant for The Enrichment Group, a consulting team serving Christian churches in capital and annual fund appeals, stewardship education initiatives, feasibility and visioning studies, and strategic planning efforts. In his 20 years with Enrichment, Marc has led more than 100 successful campaigns in churches and church-related organizations – many of them within the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia – in projects ranging from several hundred thousand dollars to more than $10M. Marc received both his B.A. and M.A. in education from Pacific Lutheran University and served as a professional educator and school administrator at the secondary level for 15 years. Marc has served on the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s Southwestern Washington Synod Council, and as President of the Board for Sound Outreach, a non-profit agency that serves economically disadvantaged, disabled and homeless individuals. Marc and his husband, Paul, have their home in Tacoma, WA, and are members at Bethany Presbyterian Church there.