I have known Kurt Werth for several years as he was a member of the Stewardship and Finance Committee of Spring Branch while I was their Executive Pastor a few years ago. I am now the Executive Pastor of another church in Virginia Beach that is in the middle of a building project. Two years ago, our church approached Kurt to request advice on our building program. As the CFO of Church Development Services (CDS), Kurt suggested that CDS conduct a feasibility study to determine if the timing was right to begin a construction project, and if it was, how large of a building could our church afford. Kurt jumped in and assisted us with our financial procedures and bookkeeping processes, and helped us “professionalize” our financial information for bank presentations. CDS and its CEO, Glen Trematore, helped us negotiate terms for a very favorable land purchase and they are now completing our construction drawings and will manage our construction project. We highly recommend CDS, its financial feasibility process and its design/build methodology which is effective, transparent, and “church friendly”.