Initial Long-Range Strategic Planning Committee members from May 12, 2022:

Fr. Zach Etienne: Pastor

Kristen Girten: Principal

Amy Barrett: Parishioner

Tim McGuire: Parishioner

Brian Lankford: Parishioner & Parish Office Volunteer

Additional Committee Members added on December 14, 2022:

Chad Groves: Parish Council Representative

Ken Schenk: Finance Commission

Michael Schaefer: School Board

Beth Elpers: Teacher and Early Childhood Development Program

Steve Witting:  Parishioner and Diocesan Finance Committee Member


Timeline for Long-Range Strategic Planning Committee:

Updated January 12, 2023

December, 2021
Fr. Zach Etienne appointed four members to the new Long-Range
Strategic Planning Committee. Kristen Girten-Principal, Amy Barrett-
Electrical Engineer and parent, Tim McGuire-retired Chancellor of the
Diocese of Evansville, and Brian Lankford-retired Banker and volunteer of
special projects at Good Shepherd.

May 12, 2022
First meeting of Long-Range Strategic Planning Committee. In
attendance were Fr. Zach Etienne, Kristen Girten, Amy Barrett, Tim
McGuire, and Brian Lankford. Discussion of Request for Proposal process
by Amy. Agreed that she would work on the RFP over the summer and
have ready for distribution in early Fall, 2022.

May 18, 2022
Discussion at Parish Council meeting about Long-Range Strategic Planning. See minutes of meeting.

July 27, 2022
Discussion at Finance Meeting about Long-Range Strategic Planning. See minutes of meeting.

August 22, 2022
Brian Lankford proofread the RFP to ready it for distribution.

September 13, 2022
Committee met to discuss RFP that will be sent out.

September 21, 2022
Fr. Zach discussed RFP at Parish Council meeting. See minutes of meeting.

September 30, 2022
Brian e-mailed the RFP to three architectural firms – Entheos (later Browning-Day), Veazy, Parrott, and Shoulders (VPS), and Hafer.

October 12, 2022
Mandatory walk-thru with committee members and architectural firms.

October 13, 2022
Fr. Zach discussed walk-thru and RFP to School Council. See minutes of meeting.

November 8, 2022
Brian contacted Joe Holtz at Holy Rosary to discuss their Master Plan developed in 2012. Joe sent information on how they chose a firm.

November 9, 2022
Discussion at Finance meeting about addition of members to the Long-Range Strategic Planning Committee. See minutes of meeting.

November 9. 2022
Deadline for RFP’s. All were submitted by the deadline of 2:00 p.m.

November 16, 2022
Discussion about RFP at Parish Council meeting. See minutes of meeting.

November 30, 2022
Discussion of Long-Range Strategic Planning Committee at Technology meeting. See minutes of meeting.

December 8, 2022
Committee members met to discuss questions to ask at the interview plus scorecard.

December 14, 2022
Additional committee members were added to the Long-Range Strategic
Planning Committee – Chad Groves, Parish Council Representative; Ken
Schenk, Finance Commission; Michael Schaefer, School Board; Beth
Elpers, Teacher and Early Childhood Development Program; Steve
Witting, Parishioner and Diocesan Finance Committee member. Now a
total of ten committee members. Entire committee met to discuss
meeting on January 9, 2023

December 15, 2022
Brian contacted Brad Clark, Asst. Chancellor of the Diocese of Evansville
in regards to getting approval for this piece of the project. He said no
approval is necessary to select an architect.

January 9, 2023 Long-Range Strategic Planning Committee met in Good Shepherd School
room #112 and interviewed prospective Architectural Firms for Master
Plan. In attendance were Fr. Zach Etienne, Kristen Girten-Principal, Tim
McGuire-retired Chancellor of the Diocese of Evansville, Amy Barrett-
Electrical Engineer and parent, Brian Lankford-retired Banker and
volunteer of special projects at Good Shepherd, Chad Groves-Attorney
and Parish Council representative, Ken Schenk-retired Accountant and
Finance Commission representative, Michael Schaefer-Engineer, parent,
and School Board representative, Beth Elpers-teacher and Early
Childhood Development representative, Steve Witting-Banker and
member of Diocesan Finance Committee. Architectural firms interviewed
were Browning-Day (Indianapolis), Veazy, Parrott, and Shoulders (VPS-
Evansville), and Hafer (Evansville). Interviews lasted one hour each with
a 20 minute introduction by each firm followed by questions asked by
Amy Barrett (parish moderator). Interviews were held separately. After
all of the presentations were made, the committee met for discussion.
After a lengthy discussion, it was a consensus that the committee
propose Hafer as the preferred Architect. It will be presented to Parish
Council on January 10, 2023, at Finance on January 11, 2023, and at
School Board on January 12, 2023.

January 10, 2023 At the Parish Council meeting, the Long-Range Strategic Planning
committee presented the three firms and proposed that we use Hafer to
prepare the Master Plan. Parish council members agreed that we should
continue moving forward with this proposal. Funding from this will come
from endowments. See minutes of meeting.

January 11, 2023 At the Finance Commission meeting, the Long-Range Strategic Planning
committee presented the three firms and proposed that we use Hafer to
prepare the Master Plan. A motion was made by Ron Pohl and seconded
by Ben Joergens to accepted Hafer as the architectural firm for developing
a Master Plan for Good Shepherd Catholic Parish.  The motion was
approved 10  to  0.  Funding for the Master Plan will come from
endowments.  See minutes of meeting.

January 12, 2023 At the School Commission meeting, the Long-Range Strategic Planning
committee presented the three firms and proposed that we use Hafer to
prepare the Master Plan. See minutes of meeting.

January 12, 2023 Brian Lankford called the three architectural firms to tell them that Hafer
was awarded the Master Plan project.