Katonah Presbtyerian Church, Katonah, NY

I cannot say how impressed with the service aspect of the organization I am…pay attention to the interpretation of the data because there is gold in there. (November 2019)

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland, OR

Five years ago, Trinity was in the midst of the search for our next dean. As part of the search process, following the best practices in the Episcopal Church, the entire congregation was invited to participate in the CAT (Congregational Assessment Tool) administered by HolyCow! Consulting, a national organization that aids congregations in responding to challenges with data and interpretation. Benchmarked against two thousand congregations across denominations and regions, the CAT is the national leader in providing congregational data. The information we learned from our 2014 survey was the basis not only for Trinity’s Dean Profile and discernment, but also became the genesis for the vestry’s strategic plan. Just about everything we’ve taken on over the past five years, from hiring staff to decisions about property and finance, have been direct results of the information we learned through the CAT survey.

Five years later, it’s time for a check-up…Good decisions often stem from good data, that’s a lesson we’ve learned from our highly-connected, tech-forward world. The more we know, the better we can plan for what lies ahead. (October 2019)

Ladue Chapel, St. Louis, Mo

[The] presentation kept us focused on the data rather than to be tempted to “explain it away.” Use them! Responsive, professional, do for you what you cannot do for yourself. (September 2019)

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Petoskey, MI

The experience with Holy Cow! Consulting has been very helpful. 100% recommend them for a Rector search. The CAT was extremely helpful and would highly recommend the in-person review with the consultant. It gives a great picture of our congregation’s health. (July 2019)

Larchmont Avenue Church, Larchmont NY

Holy Cow offers an amazing service and high quality consulting. We all want to do the best for our church but don’t have the institutional knowledge or tools to know how to do it. We want to hear our fellow congregants, but don’t always know what to ask or what the answers mean. The questions Holy Cow asks and the way they assess the answers is of prime importance to churches in transition. We are so grateful for the CAT and the amazing insights of Holy Cow! (June, 2019)

Drayton Avenue Presbyterian Church, Berkley, Michigan

My group would not have been able to understand the rich information in our survey results without our presenter’s guidance. She was extremely prepared, having taken time to digest our results. This combined with her deep knowledge of many other congregations, helped my group gain valuable perspective and reflect on key strengths and weaknesses. Our presenter is a compassionate person and a consummate professional. I feel so blessed that she came to work with us. (June, 2019)