OUR TEAM

The staff of VanderWyden Capital Development Consultants, Inc. provides professional consultative services for Operating Budget Campaigns, Capital Campaigns, Comprehensive Financial Feasibility Studies, and Planned Giving/Endowment Campaigns for churches and other non-profit organizations. Our Team has conducted over 200 campaigns throughout the United States, and has over 110 years of experience in fund-raising for churches and non-profit organizations.

Rev. P. William VanderWyden, The President of VanderWyden Consultants, Inc., has personally managed over 150 Church Fund-raising Campaigns and has helped churches raise over $130 million dollars. Prior to forming VanderWyden Consultants, Inc. fifteen years ago, Rev. VanderWyden served for nine years as the Staff Specialist for large church, million-dollar-plus campaigns on the National Staff of The United Church of Christ, and has conducted far more million dollar plus campaigns than anyone in this history of the United Church of Christ. He also served as a special counsel to the National Staff of the American Baptist Churches. He has been recognized by The National Society of Fund Raising Executives as a Certified Fund Raising Executive for fifteen years. His expertise in "Faith-raising" has enabled congregations to increase their giving levels as much as 1300%, an unprecedented record in church fundraising. Rev. VanderWyden offers our unique faith-raising through fund-raising services to churches of all denominations, and to non-profit organizations. to enable these organizations to respond to the needs of their members, and the world.

Bill provides professional fund-raising guidance throughout the United States for churches and non-profit organizations through Capital Campaigns, Operating Budget Campaigns, Planned Giving Campaigns, and Comprehensive Financial Feasibility Studies.

Before being called to this specialized ministry, Rev. VanderWyden served as a local church Pastor in Chicago, Illinois; Garden Grove, California; Flint, Michigan; and Amherst, Ohio, where he resides with his wife, Renee, who is a retired elementary school teacher. They have four grown children. Rev. VanderWyden is also a published author. His book, Butterflies - Talking with Children about Death and Life Eternal, is now in its third printing.

Rev. Ken Baily staffs our Boston office. He serves as our medium and small church specialist in the northern New England area. Ken has served in parish ministry since 1985 and has also served as a consultant for churches and conferences. Ken currently lives in Newton Massachusetts. Baptized as a Presbyterian and brought up as a Quaker, he was ordained in the UCC at the beginning of his local church ministry. After a five-year career in state government, and following divinity school at Yale and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Harvard, he has been called to parishes in Maine, Connecticut and Massachusetts, primarily serving as senior pastor in multi-staff congregations. His doctorate in ministry, awarded by Hartford Seminary, focuses on bringing transformative leadership to various sizes and types of congregations.

Now his particular interest is small and mid-size congregations, and following his first capital campaign in 1988 he has helped local churches to increase their annual stewardship giving dramatically and has helped churches to raise three to eight times their present giving in Capital Fund Campaigns. Ken is married with two children, and after roughly 35 years of life in Maine still calls that "home," at least for his heart. If your church is interested in increasing your annual giving and/or you would like to conduct an inspiring faith-raising capital campaign, and you are located in New England, please give our office a call and we'll arrange a time for Ken to meet with your church leadership.

Rev. Dr. Ed Horstmann staffs our Hartford office. Ed specializes in providing professional fund-raising guidance for small and medium sized congregations in New England and neighboring states. He has assisted congregations in Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and Connecticut with capital campaigns, helping those churches raise three to eight times their present giving. He helped his previous congregation in Connecticut raise over $1.8 million dollars for major capital improvements, exceeding their overall goal for the campaign. Ed has also organized stewardship campaigns for over twenty years, enabling congregations to realize significant advances in giving even during times of economic recession.

He has served as an Assistant Minister at St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland and as Pastor and Teacher of the First Congregational Church in Hopkinton, New Hampshire. Currently he serves as an adjunct faculty member of Hartford Seminary, and is on that school's Board of Directors.

Ed is the father of two young adults and enjoys life in the city of Hartford. He has a deep desire to see local congregations realize their full potential for vitality, mission and stewardship. If your church is interested in increasing your annual giving and/or you would like to conduct an inspiring faith-raising capital fund campaign, and you are located in New England or neighboring states, please give our office a call and we'll arrange a time for Ken to meet with your church leadership.

James W. Reese has over 30 years of fundraising experience, having served as a YMCA Director in Flint, Michigan; Cleveland, Ohio; Bucyrus, Ohio; and Akron, Ohio conducting numerous Operating Budget and Capital Campaigns. Mr. Reese served as a Capital Development Consultant on the National Staff of the United Church of Christ, and joined the staff of VanderWyden Consultants in 1998. 

"We found VanderWyden Consultants to be very accommodating to our particular community. In addition to exceeding our ambitious $3.7 million dollar goal, we experienced the astounding growth that comes when people begin to share what their faith means to them. We emerged from our Capital Campaign a much healthier community. As a pastor of a 950 member church, I have total confidence in VanderWyden Consultants."

Rev.Dick Allen, Congregational Church Pastor

 

OUR TEAM

Extraordinary experienced leadership provided by VanderWyden Consultants - Rev. P. William VanderWyden, President, and his colleagues, Rev. Kenneth Baily, Rev. Edward Horstmann, and James W. Reese.