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The COVID-19 Point of Contact and a Fogger Machine

The COVID-19 Point of Contact and a Fogger Machine

An Update from Randy Grimm, Chief Operations Officer

As Calvary continues to be proactive concerning COVID-19, here are a couple of things I would like to share with you so you can be aware of our course of action.

First of all, we have named Mr. Glenn Williams as our COVID-19 “Point of Contact” (POC). If anyone (the Calvary family) has contracted the virus, you are asked to contact Glenn immediately so he in turn can contact the Cass County Health Department. Of course, you are also asked to stay home and self-quarantine for the recommended amount of time. If you believe you have been exposed, contact Glenn to discuss your options.

We are taking steps to protect our Calvary family, we in turn ask for your help in keeping us informed.

We have purchased a “fogger machine” which sprays a fine mist to decontaminate rooms such as the dorms, offices, and hallways. We will begin the process of making sure it is used to its fullest extent.

As new requirements come along, we will do our best to keep you updated and aware.

As always, please continue to pray for Calvary as we draw near to students coming back to campus ready and eager to learn. Our deepest desire is to have a safe campus and we are truly doing our best to assure this will happen.

CU Purchases Acreage, Buildings on the West Side of the KC Campus (Finally!)

CU Purchases Acreage, Buildings on the West Side of the KC Campus (Finally!)

Pictured are Zoraya Rowlands, the main contact for us with the Port KC, Jon Stephens, the new CEO and President of Port KC and CU Chief Operations Officer, Randy Grimm. The land purchased is indicated on the map below. 

Seventeen years may seem like a long time, but in God’s timing it was just a blink.

Seventeen years may seem like a long time, but in God’s timing it was just a blink.  On April 5, 2019, the much anticipated purchase of twenty acres of land plus Philly Hall, the gym, CABRE (old seminary building) and the Special Events building from the Port Authority of Kansas City was completed.  We no longer have lease payments or insurance bills for buildings that we are not using and that have outlived their prime. However, we are keeping the maintenance shop and the missionary duplex, leasing both of these for a dollar per year for the next five years.

This process began back in 2002 with an invitation from the Aviation Department of Kansas City to buy the campus.  The price was negotiated and a letter of intent was signed. The whole process was brought to a halt, though, because of restrictions in the law that prevented Kansas City from selling the property without a bidding process.  

In February of 2005, Calvary was approached once again about purchasing the property and we ventured down this road with great hopes that this would be the time to get something accomplished. Once again we were unsuccessful.  When the property on the east side of the street became available at no cost, Calvary went through a lengthy process starting in 2006. We filled out applications that resulted in many ups and downs, but we finally received word in 2011 that the east campus property would be donated to Calvary on December 11, 2011.

Consideration of owning the west campus was put on hold until the Port Authority of Kansas City entered the picture. Through a series of conversations and negotiations, the original price mentioned in 2002 of $362,200 was agreed upon in February 2017. Once again many setbacks and changed dates came and went, but the time finally arrived. Despite many skeptics who believed it would never happen, on Friday, April 5 at 11:00 a.m., the property was secured.

We are grateful for God’s provision through the sale of the radio station several years ago, which provided the funds to secure this piece of property for good stewardship of our resources as well as future expansion of Calvary University’s Kansas City campus.