Places of faith anchor and shape our communities. Yet many congregations are facing declining attendance and insufficient funding to maintain and operate their historic buildings. Across the country, these important community assets are in a period of transition.
Join us for this webinar where we explore the concerns and challenges confronting places of faith as well as the creative solutions and success stories of local faith groups and heritage and community organizations.
Having worked in the fields of heritage conservation theory and practice for over 25 years in the federal government and private sector, Rob now develops resources and provides advisory services that help local groups revitalize the places that matter to them. His work at the Trust touches on all types of historic places, but has particularly focused on places of faith at risk as part of the Trust’s partnership with Faith & the Common Good, and more recently on rural heritage issues.
Kendra Fry had a long career in the arts mostly as a General Manager in theatre before beginning her work creating multi sectoral community hubs for the common good. Kendra is currently the General Manager of Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre for Faith, Justice and the Arts, the home of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and another 30 professional and numerous amateur arts organizations. In addition to managing TSP Kendra is an Associate with Regeneration Works, a nation wide project to regenerate old churches to enhance their community usage and value. You can see some of her projects at www.creativecollisions.org.