Who is David Raymond?
, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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