Elder's Report

Q1: What is your name?

Larry Waddell

Q2: What is your Ministry Area or Standing Leadership Group Name?


Q3: What was the most significant accomplishment or insight gained in your ministry area in 2015?

In 2015 the Elders worked closely with the Capital Campaign committee and the Renewal committee to kickoff of the three-year funding phase of the campaign, and begin planning for project execution following the delivery of the architect’s report on the state of Old First’s buildings and grounds.

Q4: Where is your group or ministry area stuck?  What is your group or ministry area pondering?

As we move into 2016 with 40% of Capital Campaign funds in-hand and with the architect’s report completed, the Elders have begun to ponder engaging the Old First community in an effort to ensure Old First’s continued presence and impact in Philadelphia for the next 300 years!

Q5: Please list the goals of your group or ministry for 2016 with complete descriptions.

  1. Support the Outreach SLG as they develop a vision for how to best support the broader Philadelphia community with their ministry
  2. Work with the Capital Campaign and Renewal committees to engage the Old First community in considering “the art of the possible” with regard to the future of our buildings and grounds
  3. Work with the Admin SLG to successfully execute selected Capital Campaign projects on time and on budget
  4. Work with the Admin SLG to retire the Refinancing in Faith and Endowment loans

Q6: What other comments do you have for the Annual Report?

Elders are looking forward to helping all the SLGs and ministry teams be successful in 2016 in any way we can!