Savior Pastoral Center

Campaign Highlights

$10 million investment in Savior Pastoral Center building and campus

• Improvements to the Center will include increased accessibility, improved safety, upgraded building systems and the conversion of space to increase overnight capacity for our guests

“Dedicated to providing hospitality, service and support for the spiritual growth and renewal in the Archdiocese of  Kansas City in Kansas.”

– Mission of Savior Pastoral Center

Stewardship of Savior Pastoral Center

Savior Pastoral Center was constructed in 1965 to house the Savior of the World Seminary. Since 1987, when the minor seminary program for the Archdiocese was transferred to Maur Hill Prep in Atchison, Savior Pastoral Center has served the people of Northeast Kansas as a center of catechetical formation and spiritual reflection. To properly steward this valuable resource for generations to come, the campaign seeks to fund the following capital investments:

  • Improved accessibility – $5,000,000: The installation of three elevators and upgrades to the bathrooms on upper floors will greatly improve accessibility for guests with physical disabilities.
  • Strengthened infrastructure – $3,000,000: Over the years, the annual budget has allowed for a number of significant capital investments. However, the campaign will provide for other capital investments that cannot be supported by the annual budget, including repairs to the window walls, exterior wall structural issues and the iconic bells, which have not rung out since the 1960s.
  • Increased overnight capacity – $2,000,000: Hunkeler Hall, a dormitory style wing, has not been renovated since the building was constructed in the 1960s. Dividing this space into rooms with private bathrooms will increase adult overnight capacity by 30%, and an estimated $100,000 will be added to operational revenue annually.

By the Numbers:

  • Savior Pastoral Center serves 60,000 people every year.
  • It is comprised of five connected buildings, totaling 175,000 square feet.
  • The chapel seats 400 people and the dining hall seats 500 guests.
  • The dorm renovation will increase overnight capacity to a total of 100 rooms.
  • More than 200 CYO basketball and volleyball games are hosted each year in the gymnasium.