The Metro New York Synod came to us with a few short months to spare before their Reformation 500 Service at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. They needed and event planner as they knew time was running out. While this event grew from an expected audience of a few hundred to over 1,000, with ecumenical guests from throughout the breadth and depth of the Christian tradition, with two choirs, three ensembles, and dozens more liturgical participants, we coordinated countless details and subcontractors to provide a seamless experience for the guests who came and allowed the liturgy to shine through. A powerful event moving forward the ecumenical community committed to unity in Christ, we were proud to have played a part in creating this memorable night of a lifetime.
The mission of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians is to strengthen the church of Jesus Christ, with the help of God's grace. They are called to achieve this goal by working for the unity of the church, furthering the inclusion of LGBTQ persons, seeking understanding and reconciliation, and joining with others seeking a still more just and inclusive church.
They came to us seeking support in articulating their verbal identity after policy shifts in their denominational environment, and then to create a new logo and visual identity that reflects that.
The Gay Christian Network is an international network of Christians working for fully inclusive Christian community and a world where all people are treated as the beloved children of God. It is their mission to transform attitudes toward LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) people and bring about a day when the church is the biggest ally and defender of LGBTQ people rather than a chief opponent.
They came to us with an urgent need for a new website. After quickly completing a new, beautiful, easy to navigate site, we then began work on changing their name and shifting their verbal identity. The new name is to be released soon, along with a new logo and "look."
Not So Churchy is an alternative church group for those who aren't attracted to the traditional church experience.
The community at The Park is on a mission and has a vision – a vision for a more just, sustainable, vibrant and growing community that has a broad impact on our city, our nation and our world. We believe that the church should be a place where we come to worship, fellowship and be sent out as ministers to do the work that God has called us to do — in our homes, our workplaces, our volunteer organizations, and in the world.
The Presbytery of New York City encompasses the geographic boundaries of the City of New York, the five boroughs of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. In their 97 congregations, they welcome nearly 15,000 members in worship, mission, and service to their city and beyond. They are a part of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Synod of the Northeast. The Vandersall Collective created a new website for the Presbytery, increasing communication and transparency throughout their community.
Astoria First Presbyterian Church is a re-emerging community with a history that reaches back to 1846. Founded by a group of 17 members, the church grew for over a hundred years until, like many churches in the late 20th century, its membership started to decline. After selling its buildings in 2005 to make way for affordable senior housing, Astoria First has been reborn. The community is now vibrant, diverse, and steadily growing.
We created a fundraising strategy for Astoria First as well as a new visual identity.
Westminster Presbyterian Church is a congregation in West Hartford, CT that found itself at a crossroads. They needed help exploring what worship means to them, as well as exploration of staffing models. We worked with them by providing a congregational assessment tool, and then using that as well as qualitative research to provide recommendations for their life moving forward. Mieke served as the project manager, while Shannan coordinated the assessment tool, Thia conducted the staffing audit and Paul provided the worship and music audit while serving in music leadership roles.
Heavenly Rest is a multi-staff congregation on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Their mission is to love and serve Christ in all persons, regardless of their race, gender, social background, religious upbringing, or sexual orientation. Heavenly Rest was in need of interim design and fundraising support as they were transition staff, and Vandersall Collective was happy to help.
The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship (PPF) is a wide network of peacemakers who engage issues of both national and international import.
Their call is to be movers and shakers within the PC(USA) and beyond, encouraging one another to take seriously God’s call to God’s people to participate in God’s nonviolent work of love, peace, and justice in the world.
Vandersall Collective provided support to PPF in a light rebranding project as they were working towards their biennial denominational meeting.
Leo Baeck Institute is devoted to the history and culture of German-speaking Jews. Part of an international network with additional centers in London and Jerusalem, LBI – New York | Berlin documents and engages this legacy through its library and archival collections and public programs. Vandersall Collective guided LBI through the creation of a major donor fundraising program, including event management and donor management.
Middle Collegiate Church is a celebrating, culturally diverse, inclusive and growing community of faith where all people are welcomed just as they are as they come through the door. As a teaching congregation that celebrates the arts, our ministries include rich and meaningful worship, care and education that nurture the mind, body and spirit, social action which embraces the global community, and participation in an interfaith dialogue for the purpose of justice and reconciliation.
St. Lydia's is a progressive, LGBTQ-affirming congregation in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, working to dispel isolation, reconnect neighbors, and subvert the status quo.