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252 Atlantic St.

252 Atlantic Street is officially owned by Stanwich Church! We are so excited for things to come in the city of Stamford and how we continue to spread the gospel of Christ and make him known. We have already begun contruction and are optimistic of opening in the fall of 2023.

Ways To Give

Mission

SANCTUARY
CAFE
EMPLOYMENT
SANCTUARY
CAFE
EMPLOYMENT

To partner with an experienced café owner to create “second chance” employment opportunities for people coming out of recovery programs such as Pivot Ministries.

Goals

PURCHASE
PARTNER
CONNECTION
PURCHASE

Purchase and renovate a building that is large enough for the above-stated vision and mission.

PARTNER
CONNECTION

Outcome

COMMUNITY
GROWTH
RECOVERY
COMMUNITY

We were already reaching hundreds of Stamford citizens with our Spirit-filled worship services on Sunday evenings.  We will build on these relationships and invite many more into the family of God.

GROWTH
RECOVERY

CONNECTION

CONNECTION

Human beings thrive when we live in interconnected relationships with each other and with our Creator. In recent years, residents of Stamford, CT, have experienced increased isolation and disconnection. As a church, we are called to help people connect with their Creator as we invite them into God-exalting worship and with their neighbors as we invite them to a new community space throughout the week.

INTENTIONAL EMPLOYMENT

INTENTIONAL EMPLOYMENT

Everyone deserves a second chance. Graduates of addiction recovery programs like Pivot Ministries often have a difficult time getting hired by local companies. We have the opportunity to partner with a local café business owner to provide meaningful re-employment for people so that they can be economically restored as well as spiritually whole.

DISCIPLESHIP

DISCIPLESHIP

It is our God-given responsibility to pass down the faith to the next generation. As the Millennial and Gen Z generations have largely walked away from the traditional Church, we need to reach them where they are. A Monday through Sunday event space in Stamford will allow us to share the gospel with those who have never heard it, and disciple people by using creative ministry programs.

CONSTRUCTION PROJECT LEADERS

Ira Grandberg

Granberg & Associates Architects

Meet Ira Grandberg.  He has been associated with Stanwich Church since 2004 when he led the architecture design team for our current building here in Greenwich. With our current vision in Stamford and his years of talent we are excited to see the architecture drawings come to life.

Todd Gambino

Canongate Companies

Meet Todd Gambino, who is Stanwich Owners Representative in construction for Stamford.  Todd comes highly recommended and has over twenty-five years of development and construction experience. Todd meets with our Stamford team weekly to review the progress and requirements for ensuring the pre-construction process runs smoothly and will continue to ensure that while in consturction he has our best interest in mind as he connects with different contrators on our behalf.

Ira Grandberg

Granberg & Associates Architects

Ira Grandberg of Grandberg & Associates is an exceptional architect and recipient of several prestigious awards, including an AIA Special Award for our church building designed in the early 2000's.  His work spans a variety of styles and applications including religious, hospitality, corporate, and municipal projects.  His attention to detail and creative problem solving has produced exciting concept designs for our multiple-use building on Atlantic Street in Stamford.

Wes Lyvers

Project Manager

Wes Lyvers along with his wife Carol, have been members of Stanwich Church for 35 years!  Wes retired from an executive role at KPMG and soon became "employed" at Stanwich Church, serving as volunteer Executive Director for five years.  Since then he has enthusiastically responded to our requests to serve in other capacities and is currently Project Director for the Stanwich Initiative.  His expertise in finance, organization, research, and project management is now focused on bringing our vision for our Stamford church into a reality.

Todd Gambino

Canongate Companies

A project of this magnitude requires a significant level of industry expertise, which Todd Gambino brings to the table. Todd holds a B.S. in Construction Engineering and an MBA in Business Management, along with 30 years of construction-related experience.  Stanwich has engaged Todd as Owner's Representative to oversee the multitude of tasks required to successfully remodel the building for our use. From timelines to Construction Manager selection, consultants and quality control Todd is an independent advisor whose sole focus is on representing the interests of the church throughout this process.