Campus Redevelopment


Campus Redevelopment


St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church is growing. Our campus is active seven days a week with growing ministries, support groups and community organization meetings, diocesan workshops, and other large events.

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We honor St Bart’s 60-year legacy and the vision of those who started our church as we build for the future and a vision for the next 60 years. Our parish is raising $8 million to respond to our parish vision to share the Good News every day with our members and our neighbors. Together our members and the community identified three priorities to better serve our needs for today and for generations to come: improve campus accessibilityprovide more parking and improved campus safety, and replace our old Parish Hall with a two-story Parish Community Center. Developed by the Architectural Committee with frequent and continuing parish listening and feedback, our campus redevelopment master plan honors St, Bart’s legacy of almost 60 years with the prayerful vision of today’s faith community.

We are transforming ourselves and our campus to serve the Episcopal Church of the 21st century that welcomes all people, loves all people and shares the love of Jesus with all people. This good work takes all of us together. Share your ideas and ask questions! Want to learn more? Get involved? Reach out to  . A member of the Campaign Steering Committee will connect with you. 

Find out more about the Honor Faith. Build Future. capital campaign. 

Project Updates

March 2020 Project Update 

January 2020 Project Update

December 2019 Project Update 

Sanctuary Renovation Plans - After viewing the Sanctuary video below, you can explore the plans on your own with these links. 

Sanctuary from upper center

Sanctuary center aisle

Sanctuary left side by Children's area


Sanctuary Renovations 2020

2019 tour of St Bart’s plan

Honoring our Faith. Building our Future

Why We Support Our Campaign 

Campus Plan Design

Click for larger imageSt Bart’s Strategic Plan included developing a comprehensive campus master plan. We are now implementing that plan with the initial three phases to be funded by the current $8 million Honor Faith. Build Future. capital campaign.

  • Phase 1 - new Chapel, Youth/multipurpose meeting room with kitchenette, and update ADA restrooms >> COMPLETED SUMMER 2019
  • Phase 2- new upper-level parking lot, new playground space for younger Preschool children, new low-slope walkway to Columbarium, and walkway from the lower parking lot to Chapel patio area
  • Phase 3A - lower level of new Parish Community Center with elevator to the upper level, multipurpose meeting rooms, commercial kitchen, ADA restrooms, showers and laundry, and the upper courtyard area expanded

Additional phases will be funded by additional building campaigns and include completion of the Parish Community Center Completion upper level (Phase 3B), potential Education Building updates to accommodate Preschool expansion to double enrollment (Phase 4), and option for a new Sanctuary (Phase 5) is shown on the campus site plan and are included in the Conditional Use Permit (CUP) plans submitted to the City of Poway. Learn More 

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Contact  with questions.

We gather as a community, fed by the word and by the bread and wine, and then we are sent out into the world to do God’s work. As we share God’s love with the neighbors we meet on our church campus and in the community, we grow in our faith. 



The Campaign Steering Committee members: Fr. Mark McKone-Sweet (Rector),  Judy Macemon (campaign chair), Bill Angus (campaign treasurer), and members Marion Froehlich, Holly Gray, Jerry Gray, Greg Moran, Don Spencer, Glee Schmidt, John Schmidt and Nancy Walters

The Architecture (ARCH) Committee: Fr. Mark McKone-Sweet, Mark Davis (committee chair), Deacon William Zettinger, John Savory, Christine Cowart, Connie Munoz, Mike Fuqua, Larry Salvadore, Costa Dillon, Mike Jewett, Dan Crane, Dennis Rethmeier