Vestry Approves Parish House Construction


At the February 23 Vestry Retreat, the Vestry voted to approve a Notice to Proceed motion, which effectively gives our general contractor, W.S. Cumby, the ability to contractually secure sub-contractors in preparation for the beginning of construction of our new Parish House at or around August 1, 2019. After years of planning and raising funds, the church is now in a position to build a new space and reconfigure the campus, which will significantly advance our programs and ministries. We would never have come to this point without the generosity of many parishioners. Because of their generosity, The Redeemer will continue to be a strong and dynamic church for generations to come.

The vestry approved the expenditure of $9.3 million dollars for the construction portion of the project. They also approved non-construction costs of $3.1 million, which includes contingency funds for the project. This is a variance of less than 2% from our original estimates and target, but achieving this initial GMP (Guaranteed Maximum Price) within a very tight construction market shows the diligence and thoroughness of our planning to date.

We still have work to do. The Design and Construction committees, together with Carter Young, our Owner’s Representative, will continue to explore options to reduce the construction costs through additional value engineering, and the Campaign Gifts committee will be seeking funding to close the $400 thousand dollar project variance. If you have yet to make a pledge, please join our great chorus of donors. Visit for a pledge form.

It’s been more than sixty years since a project of this magnitude and potential change has been done at The Redeemer. Innumerable parishioners were instrumental in helping us reach this place of decision, and all of members collectively should feel the deep satisfaction and joy of positioning The Redeemer to be a place of worship, mission and fellowship for many future years.


Last Published: March 1, 2019 11:23 AM