St. Lucas UCC Visioning Process Updates

The Vision Team continues to welcome your input!
Please feel free to contact any of the team members with questions or suggestions.

 The Future Story for St. Lucas was affirmed by the congregation

during a special presentation on November 17, 2013.


 Implementation Team Members:

Michelle Dirksen
Beth Elmore
Connie Fehl
Dave Heine
Pastor Keith Herron
Lauren Hoggatt
Ed Hubbell
Donovan Larson
Bob Lewis
Mary Morgan
Paul Simons
Sue Simmons
Pat Stephens



      St. Lucas Visioning Process

St. Lucas started a vision process to determine the future direction for St. Lucas by gathering input from our members.

Our Council has selected the visioning process proposed by Dr. Dick Hamm, who will also serve as a mentor and coach to the vision team.

The visioning process is a 5 - 7 year journey, with several steps:

Step 1 - Contextual Analysis (completed)

The Contextual Analysis is a living document showing who we are today and the community that we serve. The Contextual Analysis was shared with the congregation on April 14, 2013. Copies are available from te church office. We continue to welcome your feedback concerning the Contextual Analysis.

Step 2 - Period of Discernment (completed)

The congregation was invited to join a Visioning Triad, where groups of three members could prayerfully consider what God is calling St. Lucas to be in the next 5 to 7 years. The visioning triads were very successful with over 150 participants meeting for 10 sessions over a 4 month period. Additional one hour and three hour triad workshops were scheduled for members who could not attend formal triads. We also received additional input from the congregation in the form of letters and emails.

Step 3 - Future Story (completed)

The Future Story provides a glimpse into the general direction God calls for us as we move forward into a successful future. The Vision Team was able to identify and discern several major themes which were used to build the Future Story. The Future Story was affirmed by the congregation during a special presentation on November 17, 2013. The Future Story will serve as a roadmap as we complete the visioning process.

Step 4 - Strategic Plan (completed)

A strategic month-by-month plan will be developed to implement the Future Story. The Strategic Plan will be a living document and will change as our needs change. The Strategic Plan will be reviewed and updated every 6 months during the visioning process.

Step 5 - Implementation Plan (under way now, started in 2014)

An implementation team is implementing the strategic plan.


For questions about the Visioning and Implementation processes, see Sue Simmons. Contact her through St Lucas church secretary, Debbie Heagle  at