Church Campaign Services Steps Forward with New Ownership
Rev. Michael Erwin to take the reins of CCS and its 70-year, $2 billion record of service.
A pastor with experience in both the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the United Church of Christ has assumed ownership of Church Campaign Services. Rev. Michael Erwin is 1995 a graduate of Louisville Presbyterian Seminary, ordained by Greater Atlanta Presbytery, and holds ordination and standing in the United Church of Christ since 2003.
“It’s a perfect time for Church Campaign Services to begin a new cycle of growth and accept a change in leadership to Rev. Michael Erwin, who will be taking over CCS,” says Robert Kukla, who joined the organization in 1997 and became its leader in 2008.
Kukla, a long-time member of First Presbyterian in Wheaton, Illinois, was a business owner in the printing industry before coming to the organization, which was called Church Financial Campaign Services at the time and was housed in the Presbyterian national offices. At a time of great uncertainty, Kukla successfully transitioned CFCS into a stand-alone business with a new name, Church Campaign Services.
“Michael will add new energy to growing the organization, to meet the demands as churches once again begin to experience a revival of member involvement,” Kukla said.
With a long history in the PCUSA and recent success in United Church of Christ, Evangelical Lutheran, and United Methodist congregations, Church Campaign Services is best suited to provide consultation for capital campaigns in mainline congregations. CCS has consultants located in six metropolitan areas of the United States, and will be adding more consultants in other geographic areas in 2017.
“Bob Kukla has been instrumental in establishing CCS as a trusted resource for the Presbyterian Church and beyond,” says Erwin. “As a child of the Presbyterian Church, I’m thrilled to come home, so to speak, and serve as the next chief steward of Church Campaign Services.”
To learn more about how a capital campaign, year-round stewardship, or planned giving can boost your church’s ministry, contact Church Campaign Services:
About Church Campaign Services
Church Campaign Services, LLC, provides the national church community with financial consulting in the areas of Annual Stewardship and Church Capital Campaigns, raising funds for Mission and Church Ministries. CCS consultants provide a wide array of church capital funding services to empower congregations, church governing bodies, church camps and conference centers, and related agencies to secure financial commitments from and deepen the stewardship awareness of their faith.
About Rev. Michael Erwin
Rev. Erwin comes to CCS with experience in pastoral ministry and fundraising. He served as the Director of Development for the Evansville, Indiana, Habitat for Humanity affiliate, annually funding the $2 million necessary to build 15 to 20 houses each year. Erwin began his own church consulting firm, Coaching for Generosity, LLC, which acquired CCS in October, 2016.