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Oct 10, 2011

Conrad Schmitt Studios is honored to have been asked to give the 2011 Peter and Viola Dolle Endowed Lecture in Church Art and Architecture at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology. On September 13, B. Gunar Gruenke, President and third generation owner of Conrad Schmitt Studios, and Rick Statz, national project manager, presented "Build my Church: A Journey through planning, funding and managing a church restoration or building project." The presentation to 125 seminarians included the items they should remember for their future projects, the main steps along the way, how to prepare and recover from fires and other disasters, and more. We appreciated this opportunity to share our knowledge with the next generation of Catholic priests and are grateful for the warm welcome that we received. As part of our ongoing efforts to help churches create and care for enduring artistic treasures, we look forward to giving more presentations of this nature going forward.

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