2020 Vision Strategic Plan


In 2014, St. Gabriel’s 2015-2019 Strategic Plan was built in collaboration with Archdiocese of Louisville leadership.  As a key part of this effort, the team conducted a parish-wide survey and distilled the results into the plan that exists today.  In 2017, the Parish Council recognized the need to assess the current state of the plan and the progress that had been made within the pillars.  Both the council and parish staff agreed that significant progress had been made and worked together to build a way to better monitor progress of the plan, while seeking to increase engagement between the council and staff.  As we entered into 2018, the team started discussing plans to extend/revise the plan into the future and in the 3rd Quarter consulted with Archdiocese leadership on next steps.  This led to a formal RFP for a third party facilitator, the formation of the Strategic Planning Committee (SPC), and selection of Johnson, Grossnickle, and Associates (JGA) to facilitate the process beginning with a kick-off on 2/28/19.  The SPC is made up of the following members: Father John Schwartzlose, Deacon Stephen Bowling, David Gnadinger, Chad Hennessey, Sherri Harbsmeier, Melissa Hillerich, Lara Krill, Betty Osborne, Ken Peet, Eric Schrenger (Co-Chair), Kelly Shaper, Allyn Simpson, Kathy Stivers, Miranda Wantland (Co-Chair), and Amanda Wolz.

2019 Strategic Planning Approach

Starting later in March and continuing through July, the JGA work with the SPC to facilitate several working sessions that build on the successes of the current plan and look to incorporate results from the 2018 Parish Discernment into the 2020 and beyond plan.  We will begin with the parish’s vision, mission, and values while assessing our strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. A key part of this initiative is the engagement of parish members from all areas in the form of focus groups or sub-committees so that we can eventually arrive at an updated strategic plan for the parish.  We will also collaborate with JGA on communication plans and implementing an ongoing monitoring plan for the Parish Council to own going forward.

Invitation to Participate

We are currently recruiting for members to engage in focus groups/sub-committees in the May-July timeframe and we ask that you prayerfully consider participating.  Please contact Eric Schrenger (eric.schrenger@twc.com) or Miranda Wantland (miranda.wantland@gmail.com) if you feel called to be a part of this important parish-wide effort.


Strategic Plan 2015-2019: To review our 2015-2019 strategic plan, click here for pages 1-6 and here for pages 7-11