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David A. Raymond

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Local Address:  Des Moines , Iowa , United States
The Cathedral Church of St. Paul

Employment History


  • MA , American Studies
    University of Iowa
  • M. A. , Ameri
    University of Iowa
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Episcopal Diocese of Iowa - Diocesan Convention, 6 April 2014 [cached]
Bishops Wamukoya and Peni, along with David Raymond (organist at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul) were honored as Canons of the Cathedral.
 David Raymond WHEREAS, David A. Raymond, Honorary Canon of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in the Diocese of Iowa began playing the organ at age 13; and WHEREAS, he studied at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral in Kansas City, continued his studies at the University of Kansas; and WHEREAS, he has been the organist at St. Luke's, Des Moines and has performed on many of the great organs in the United States; and WHEREAS, he has been the organist at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul since August 1988, overseeing the design and installation of the 68 rank Casavant organ, where he continues to enrich their worship; therefore BE IT RESOLVED, that on behalf of the Diocese of Iowa, the Episcopal Corporation of Iowa gives thanks to God for the many years of musical gifts shared by David and prays that God will enable him to "make a joyful noise" for many years to come.
David Raymond of ..., 29 Oct 2014 [cached]
David Raymond of ChurchFuture Over the past decade David Raymond from ChurchFuture has worked as a church consultant and coach with over 70 ELCA, UMC, and UCC churches, often in partnership with denominational staff members and other consultants. Through this experience ChurchFuture has learned how to help congregations uncover their shared vision for the future and take the steps to bring a brighter future into fruition.
"Dave is a very able leader of groups and always looks to hear all voices of those attending the meeting.
As a lay person and business owner Raymond brings a down-to-earth perspective together with a vision of what congregations can accomplish for the kingdom of God. His emphasis is on research-based coaching. He doesn't waste time with pointless exercises or re-plowing old ground. He has developed techniques to involve all members in the process and release their energy. His business background gives him an understanding of financial issues. He has used that understanding to help many congregations expand their financial resources and use them wisely. The services page has more information about Raymond's background.
Sometimes the pathway to a brighter future involves partnership with other congregations. ChurchFuture has guided a number of church collaborations. ChurchFuture provides a web site, , to share some of what we have learned. Raymond was part of innovating the new concept of rebirth mergers.
"David Raymond, a skilled ..., 29 Oct 2014 [cached]
"David Raymond, a skilled consultant and caring churchman was able to effectively lead our congregation and our local cluster of congregations into a vision for mission and ministry that we could own and develop using the tools he pro-vided during his sessions with us. He carefully and skillfully enabled us to discover together the resources we had in order to meet the common goals we established in a process that was framed by open, honest, and mutually caring conversation. David truly made it possible for us to do the work that we wanted and needed to do together without pressure or pushing his own agenda."
The congregation's leaders and David Raymond are developing a plan so that the building can become self-sustaining to serve as a Lutheran and community resource for many years to come.
Fifteen Twin Cities UMC churches participated in the Healthy Small Church Initiative spo Healthy Small Church Initiative nsored by the Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. David Raymond and Pastor Dennis Alexander from the conference staff led this effort.
The leaders wanted to be sure that the building planning was aligned with a renewed vision for the future, so they engaged Dave Raymond as a coach. Raymond led congregation-wide visioning, a congregation information session and a leadership retreat.
Dave Raymond was engaged in May, 2011 to help Augustana's leaders identify their options and come to a missional decision about their future.
Raymond served as the planning and financing consultant for Grace Center.
In March, 2013 Spirit of Grace and the Florida-Bahamas Synod ELCA asked Dave Raymond to return to Florida to help the congregation reset its future direction. Dave organized an on-line survey of congregation members that got 230 responses, and he spent four days working with Spirit of Grace leaders.
Who is David Raymond?, 24 Feb 2011 [cached]
Who is David Raymond?
"Without Dave, I think it would have stalled.
"I know that without the help of David, this process would not have taken place. There were numerous times when individuals would get stuck in the 'we do it this way' and David was able to get us thinking about 'how do we want it done'."
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Who is David Raymond?
David Raymond moved to Minneapolis in 1971 after earning an M. A. in Ameri can Studies at the University of Iowa. For a number of years he worked in the fields of hou sing management, finance, and real estate development for gove rnmental agencies and private companies. Much of this work was in the area of housing for low and moderate income people.
Raymond currently owns and operates a business located in downtown Minneapolis. He serves as a consultant to small businesses in the areas of business plans, feasibility studies, and financial management. He and his wife Barbara live in south Minneapolis and have two children: a s on at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a daughter at Augsburg College. Raymond is the primary consultant for ChurchFuture.
For many years Raymond was a member of Trinity Lutheran Congre gation in Cedar Riverside. He and his family are now members of Epiphany Lutheran Church in south Minneapolis. In 1999 Pastor Donald Rudrud invited Raymond to join the Urban Planning Consultants, a panel of clergy and lay people who were trained by the Minneapolis Area Synod to work with city congregations, and he was a consultant with this group until it disbanded in 2002. Since then Raymond has continued to work with congregations on an independent basis, often as a partner with other consultants.
Raymond has led workshops at Minneapolis Area Synod seminars and Synod Assemblies on three topics: Worship for Evangelism, High Performance Congregations, and Multiracial Churches. He serves as an Annotator for the Albin Institute, and chaired the synod's effort to train congregations to use demographic information from Precept. He is an ELCA-trained coach in Natural Church Development. In 2002 and 2005 he represented the Minneapolis Area Synod at the ELCA's national Evangelism Leaders Network.
Contact Information:
David Raymond
4842 Fremont Ave. South Phone 612-823-0526
Minneapolis, MN 55419 Cell 612-227-0526
Fax 612-825-5096
"Dave Raymond kept us focused ..., 29 Oct 2014 [cached]
"Dave Raymond kept us focused as we faced our new realities.
In 1999 the Minneapolis Area Synod (ELCA) asked Dave Raymond to join the synod's Urban Planning Consultants team. This team included pastors and lay people and who were trained in the Search Institute congregational planning methodology. After the Urban Planning Consultants disbanded Raymond continued to work with local congregations as a sideline to his other business. At the same time he did research in the area congregational development.
Over the past 10 years Raymond has provided coaching, consulting, training, and planning services to over 50 congregations. He co-led workshops at Minneapolis Area Synod assemblies on worship, high performance congregations, and multiracial churches. He co-chaired the Minneapolis synod's effort to train congregations in the use of demographic data, and served as a trainer in congregational collaboration for the Florida Bahamas Synod of the ELCA. In 2002 and 2005 he represented the Minneapolis Area Synod at the ELCA's national Evangelism Leaders Network. He is an ELCA-trained coach in Natural Church Development.
In his younger days Raymond was a co-founder and early president of Seward Redesign, a non-profit housing developer that started in 1972 as a partnership between Trinity Lutheran Congregation and a neighborhood organization. Seward Redesign is still strong today, 40 years later.
Raymond has an MA in American Studies from the University of Iowa. After a career in real estate management, finance and development he now owns a human services business located in downtown Minneapolis. He occasionally serves as a consultant to other small businesses.
Dave Raymond is motivated by a conviction that we are called to share God's unconditional love for us as shown in Jesus Christ.
You can call Dave at 612-823-0526 or send a note to to discuss how ChurchFuture services might work in your situation.
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