The Herb and Ray “Pillars” Capital Endowment Campaign
“Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.”
1 Chronicles 29:14
Nine generations have been built upon the pillars of North Branch Church, with each generation firmly grounded in the foundations of faith and vision established before them.
Our vision is to establish a permanent, sustainable endowment where the investment gains will fund capital projects, ensuring that NBRC can continue to serve God and our community for years to come.
Much like our current Ethel Keinz Endowment provides additional funds for missions, community and other people care services, so too will the Herb and Ray Endowment provide additional funds for maintaining our buildings, grounds and other church facilities.
Ray Bateman became a member of North Branch Reformed Church when he moved with his family to Branchburg in the 1950’s.
Ray was a devoted public servant, serving in many capacities, including state senator, chairman of the Raritan Valley Community College Board of Trustees, and as both elder and deacon of NBRC.
Ray’s greatest passion was his family, many of whom continue to be NBRC members. Ray remained an active member of NBRC until his passing in 2016 at the age of 88.
Herb Vollers lived his life by putting others before self, and by doing so became a pillar of North Branch Reformed Church and our community.
As a member of NBRC, a founding and life member of the Branchburg Rescue Squad, past Chief and life member of the North Branch Fire Department, a Trustee of Midland School and Somerset Medical Center and many other church, local and county committees, he served long hours, always with a steadfast will to help others.
He was a loving husband and father to four children who led by example. A true one of a kind person!
Vollers Foundation and Ray Bateman Estate Matching
To honor the memory of Herb Vollers and Ray Bateman, and to recognize that Herb and Ray were pillars in our church and community, the Vollers and Bateman families have generously offered to match your contribution to the endowment (up to a total of $100,000).
Please prayerfully consider making a contribution to the Herb and Ray Pillars Capital Endowment.
The entire amount of your contribution will be conservatively invested in a permanent sustainable endowment fund managed by a professional financial advisor.
Investment gains from the endowment will be used exclusively to fund future capital projects needed to maintain or improve our church facilities.