In 2018 Saint James implemented a preventative maintenance program. Kim Kramer began this endeavor from scratch and we now have a functioning system in place. Map Con software was selected which gives us the ability to archive repairs, replacement dates of components, serial numbers, vendor identification, costs, and much more. Kim has separated the church into specific sections for clarity and simplicity. Regular inspections and maintenance are now scheduled for the entire building and property. Rather than reacting to a problem after the fact, Map Con affords us the ability to identify and often minimize adverse issues in their infancy thus saving money and prolonging the service life of a specific component.

We are now seeking a successor for Kim, who plans to retire once a qualified replacement is found. Kim will stay on the job long enough to train this person and at the appropriate time will step down but remain available as a consultant. This job is computer-based and will not involve physical labor. Our sexton, the Wednesday Work Crew, and professional HVAC, electrical, and plumbing technicians will perform the work. Construction knowledge is not necessary, just average computer skills. Kim has done all of the “hard work” and now it’s a matter keeping up to date and initiating regular system maintenance.

This preventative maintenance program is vital to the preservation, welfare, security and safety of St. James and will positively impact our future. Interested parties should contact Kim at 269-760-3024.