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We are thankful for the Lord’s provision and all that He has accomplished through the Excel Still More campaign. The new Royals Fieldhouse and Fine Arts facilities have had a significant impact in the lives of CVCA students and their families.

We are now embarking on the final phase of these campus additions – Finishing Excel Still More. The cornerstone projects of this phase are the John F. Rasnick Center, a new two-story glass atrium connecting the Tim Beyerle Memorial Gymnasium with the Anne Tell Chapel, and significant upgrades and expansions to the current Chapel space. Construction is set to begin in the first quarter of 2022.

The John F. Rasnick Center

This new two-story multi-use space will accommodate significant projected growth in student enrollment while also creating a more welcoming and spacious area for both school and community use. With an expanded 300-seat capacity, the opportunities are extensive.

The Center’s name is a tribute to John F. Rasnick, dear friend of the CVCA Community and life-long champion of Christian Education, who went home to be with his Lord in March 2021. His impact was profound, and it is fitting that we dedicate this space to a man whom many of us knew and loved dearly. (Learn more about John Rasnick HERE.)

The internal impact of this expansion includes:

  • A new lunch area that will allow for the consolidation of lunch periods and exclusive high school and middle school dining areas
  • Classroom and professional development space
  • Areas for student breakout sessions, House gatherings, and other activities
  • Capacity for increased effectiveness of study hall and the OASIS academic support program for our growing middle school student body
  • Student Ministries Office on new second level for all students
  • Designated quiet areas/breakout room for individualized help to meet more middle and high school needs through increased student services

The external impact of this expansion includes:

  • Increased partnership opportunities with churches, local ministries, and the local community
  • Impressive space for pre- and post-event receptions and banquet capabilities for Athletics and Fine Arts
  • Opportunities for speaker series programs with church and ministry partners
  • Expanded area for small group worship or meetings (parents, friends, alumni, community, etc.)
  • Additional space to host larger programs and events

The outside space of the John F. Rasnick Center will include Founders Plaza: A Miracle of Grace. This dedicated area will graphically point to God’s faithfulness through His humble servants, our Founding Fathers.

Finishing Excel Still More will also create a $50,000 John F. Rasnick endowed scholarship, providing a $2,500 merit scholarship annually

Anne Tell Chapel Upgrades

Since CVCA’s founding, Chapel has played a central role in the spiritual life and development of our community. We are anxious for this remodel to enhance our ability to worship and grow in faith together.

Updates to our 30-year-old Chapel will also provide much needed space and upgrades to support our Fine Arts programs. The enhancements will include:

  • 100 additional seats
  • Updated staging, flooring, lighting, and audio visual equipment
  • Expanded lobby and visitor services area for receptions, ticketing, and concessions
  • Multiple Chapel and Gymnasium access points

Be a part of this exciting time for CVCA!

We are asking every member of our CVCA community – alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends – to take part in Finishing Excel Still More with a generous commitment today. Your partnership will enable us to complete these needed facility upgrades and additions debt-free and enhance the experience of students, faculty, and visitors now and for many decades to come!

Commitments to Finishing Excel Still More can be paid over time through the end of 2024. 

Thank you for prayerfully considering this unique opportunity.

  • The Finishing Excel Still More total cost is 4.6 million.
  • We praise God for the nearly $3 million in gifts already given!
  • Can you help with the remaining $1.8 million?
  • Your contribution will be compounded with a generous $300,000 matching gift!


You can learn even more about Finishing Excel Still More and view the floor plans in this detailed booklet.

We ask that you prayerfully consider the amount
God will lead you to give as a tax-deductible donation over the next two years.
Thank you!