We are truly blessed by God with a beautiful location, ample facilities, and a diverse and responsive congregation. The financial support of Chapel’s worshippers, both seasonal and year-round, allows us to continue and strengthen our programs in service to all. In the Christian faith we encourage people to grow in personal stewardship. Here you will find videos of individual stewardship journeys as shared with our congregation.
Shared Stewardship Journeys
Joan and Phil Byers have been seasonal residents of Ft. Myers Beach for many years. Although their home church is in Indiana, while here in Florida during the winter months their “church of choice” has been Chapel by the Sea. They are affiliate members who have a strong commitment to sharing in the support of Chapel’s Ministry and Mission.
Wanda Prater has been a member of Chapel for almost 25 years. She considers Chapel her home church and has committed her time and energy to many mission and outreach opportunities. She spends her summers in Shelbyville, Kentucky, the Saddleback Horse Capital of the world.
Joan and Don Cady have been members of Chapel for 14 years. Although they spend the summer months in Rhode Island they are residents of Ft. Myers Beach and consider the Chapel their home church. Before moving to Florida they were members of a PCUSA church in Marietta, Georgia for 25 years.
Barbara and Roger Welton have been members of Chapel for over 25 years. After Roger retired from the insurance industry and Barbara from teaching they moved to Florida from Rochester, New York, where they had lived for many years. They are year-around residents of Ft. Myers Beach.
Capital Campaign for Silver Hall Roof
In early 2014 it became obvious that after many years of service the roof over Silver Hall needed to be replaced as soon as possible. Rod Edman chaired a committee to obtain and work with an engineer to study the problem, prepare specifications and bids packages, and select a qualified contractor. To pay for these repairs a capital campaign was initiated with an objective of $150,000. Below you will find Will VandenBerg’s explanation of the nature and need for the campaign. Will was introduced to the congregation by Noah (aka Kim Worden) who had made a recent appearance during our annual pledge campaign.
Grace and Will VandenBerg have been visiting Ft. Myers Beach and attending Chapel during season for many years. Two years ago they moved to Ft. Myers Beach from Indianapolis where they had been long-term members of Northminster Presbyterian Church. As Florida residents they have now become members of Chapel by the Sea. They spend their summers in Kentucky with their son and his family.