The Ancon team strives to listen and to understand a congregation’s unique ministry.  What is the appropriate solution to the current ministry needs or for the needs of the future?  How will ministry goals shape spatial needs?  Evaluating the project scope, defining priorities, and planning for the future with one purpose – enhancing our Lord’s Kingdom here on Earth.  Ancon’s design staff remains conscious of what issues churches are facing through our extensive research.  It is our hope that by learning best practices in church-worship design, we enable a congregation’s misison, vision, and purpose to strengthen our relationship with God and bring others to Him.

They built our building as if they were doing it for God.

Michael Smith

Pastor, Hope Community Church

We were very impressed that they took the extra time to study and understand our specific needs in keeping with our Catholic Culture.

Thomas Keller

Design Leadership Team, St. Dominic Catholic Church

St. Dominic Catholic Church
Project Info:

Name: St. Dominic Catholic Church

Location: Bremen, Indiana

Description:  Building expansion including a lobby, restrooms, conference room, chapel, and information center hallway.  “Our team carefully worked with the building committee in understanding current and future ministry needs of the parish and effectively designed the building project to respond to a variety of events and spatial uses.  Strategic design also allowed the new addition to match the architecture, form, and exterior building materials of the unique nonagon shaped church that was built in the 1960’s,” commented Ancon representative Matthew VanSoest.

Hope Community Church
Project Info:

Name: Hope Community Church

Location: Niles, Michigan

Description:  A 19,090 sqft building project including a youth ministry wing and a 1000 seat sanctuary.  The high performance acoustically designed sanctuary has a large performance stage and a built-in baptismal pool.  Another unique feature of the building is the north facing lobby commons with café nook, information center, and soft seating areas along the window walls.

Our Lady of the Lake
Project Info:

Name:  Our Lady of the Lake

Location: Edwardsburg, MI

Description:  Building expansion including a lofty, aesthetically inspiring sanctuary.  Other highlights of the project also include 13 repaired/restored stained glass windows, altar and ambo, baptistery, crucifix, Stations of the Cross, Sacred Heart statue, and blessed Mother statue.  Technology upgrades, reconciliation room, ADA accessibility and seating, narthex/gathering space, and cry room were other programmatic spaces and ministry based design solutions that were accomplished through this building project.

Creekside Church of the Brethren
Project Info:

Name: Creekside Church of the Brethren

Location:  Elkhart, Indiana

Description:  12,000 square foot worship, administrative, education, and fellowship addition including a full commercial kitchen.

Beulah Missionary Church
Project Info:

Name: Beulah Missionary Church

Location: Elkhart, Indiana

Description:  38,268 square foot acoustically modeled worship, administrative, education, and fellowship addition including a full commercial kitchen.

Hillcrest United Methodist
Project Info:

Name: Hillcrest United Methodist

Location:  Elkhart, Indiana

Description:  12,023 square foot multi-purpose room with stage for contemporary worship, fellowship, and education. The structure was converted from pre-engineered steel to wood using value engineering and building code analysis to create a structure that was more cost effective to build and more energy efficient.

Granger Presbyterian
Project Info:

Name: Granger Presbyterian

Location:  Granger, Indiana

Description:  12,000 square foot church including a 300 seat sanctuary, classroom, and administrative spaces.

Michiana Covenant Church
Project Info:

Name: Michiana Covenant Church

Location:  Granger, Indiana

Description:  4,822 square foot multi-purpose worship, fellowship, and education facility – expandable to 20,000 square foot. Owners’ choice to paint, carpet, and landscape with their own forces.

Sturgis Wesleyan
Project Info:

Name: Sturgis Wesleyan

Location:  Sturgis, Michigan

Description:  22,000 square foot 600 person worship space, education, and fellowship center revolves around a central narthex hub. Careful attention to material selection and detail creates a high quality structure evoking permanence and sensitivity to surrounding residential neighborhoods. A friendly and inviting structure conveys the feeling of worship and fellowship.

Augustana Lutheran Church
Project Info:

Name: Augustana Lutheran Church

Location:  Elkhart, Indiana

Description:  New entry, connector building, offices, and meeting space to an existing church.

Trinity Lutheran Church
Project Info:

Name: Trinity Lutheran Church

Location:  Elkhart, Indiana

Description:  New entryway and lobby. Expansion required temporary shoring of the existing structure and intricate stone work to match the old with the new.


New Construction/Additions Contact Information:

Ryan Kring (574) 238-8767


2146 Elkhart Road

Goshen, IN 46526

Phone: (574) 533-9561

Fax: (574) 534-5546


237 North Michigan Street, Suite D

South Bend, IN 46601

Phone: (574) 232-4007

Fax: (574) 534-5546

Renovation & Small Project Information:

Seth Hartman: (574) 238-8763