At its meeting in early June, Synod 2009 approved a long-range plan to remodel the facilities of the Theological School. Synod also approved Phase I of this project to be completed during the summers of 2009 and 2010 at a cost of $248,000 to be paid for exclusively with existing and new donations. The Building Committee is pleased to report that construction for 2009 is now completed and was finished on budget and on time for classes to begin. We also thank the many Protestant Reformed contractors and tradesmen who made this possible. Work this summer included a new front entrance, landscaping, walkway, new work-room, and offices for the secretary and registrar. For those who were unable to view the completed remodeling during the recent John Calvin conference, pictures before and after are provided here.

The Lord willing, the balance of the Phase I work will be complete next summer. It will involve a rearrangement and remodeling of the classrooms, and preparation work for future relocation-construction of new lounges, kitchen, and bathrooms (Phase II). At the current time, about $70,000 is needed before we can begin this work next summer. Interested parties should contact members of the Building Committee (616-890-2545).