Lead Pastor, Josh McPherson, leads Grace City’s vision to build a thriving new campus to harness the entrepreneurial spirit of Wenatchee’s people, draw families in for recreation and education, and introduce the unchurched to Jesus.
PlainJoe Studios Architecture is serving as the Architect and Spatial Storytellers SM behind Grace City’s new home, which will function as a mixed-use, collaborative campus housing for-profit businesses, as well as nonprofits.
CHURCH DESIGNED FOR COMMUNITY
McPherson and his team decided to be a blessing to the community at large–something outside the common large-church paradigm that would be accessible seven days per week.
“We refused to build inside the old paradigm: member-only club, open one day per week. What if we came together and leveraged our resources and combined our generosity to build something that could be received by our community as a gift?” – Pastor Josh McPherson
The heart of the campus will be a co-working space called The Intersection Co-Lab, where entrepreneurial-minded locals, startups, freelancers, small business, and large enterprises can interact and work alongside one another as they grow their businesses.
Mela Coffee Roasting Company, a specialty coffee purveyor based in downtown Wenatchee, will also provide refreshment and casual atmosphere.
The Grace City Event Center will adjoin The Intersection, with multi-use capacity for groups of 50 up to 1,000. The venue is designed with a balance of stewardship, intentionality, and excellence. Built with the principles of a soundstage in mind, the room can be reinvented based on the desired experience.
VIEW FROM ABOVE
In The Landing and Story Tower, guests can overlook Wenatchee, the Columbia River, the Cascade Range, and the picturesque orchards that are a signature feature of the region.
A traditional wedding chapel, a courtyard designed for a variety of community events, and a fitness center will also be located at Grace City.