About the Capital Campaign

Kidron Bethel Village is living forward. This Live Forward project is innovative, brave and forward thinking. It is touching the lives of those who live, work and volunteer now and for generations to come. The surrounding communities of Newton and North Newton will also benefit as we expand our services, decrease our environmental impact and create spaces for community learning and connections.

The Live Forward campaign of $3.5 million is part of a larger $10.7 million comprehensive campus enhancement. The project will impact nearly 50,000 square feet to create spaces for community learning and connections, increase intergenerational interactions, provide serene and relaxing common areas and remodel current facilities. The project includes upgrades of existing spaces and new construction, and will be funded both internally and through the campaign efforts.

Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Please consider making a donation to help us reach our campaign goal.

Live Forward Dedication Ceremony Hightlight Video


Live Forward Groundbreaking Ceremony

  • Construction of a new chapel that will seat 200 (current chapel seats 80)
  • Remodel of indoor and outdoor spaces for friends and family to fellowship
  • A restaurant-style area providing residents, staff and guests a comfortable dining environment

  • Renovating health care rooms, bathrooms and hallways 
  • Providing enhancements and additional safe spaces for those living with dementia, which includes indoor and outdoor walking paths
  • Decrease environmental impact by incorporating sustainable building materials, solar energy and native landscaping

  • An educational center will offer classroom space for 60 students and facilitate intergenerational partnerships with Bethel College and other area educators. This will also serve as a storm shelter.

Fundraising Team

Our fundraising team of Kris White, Yvonne Sieber, Julie Miller-Steiner and Derek Yoder are grateful to the many generous donors during the quiet phase of this campaign. We appreciate our helpful and engaged Live Forward Campaign Steering Committee members in helping to drive this campaign forward.


Steering Committee

Committee Chair Bob Nattier, Barbara Bunting, Connie Claassen, John Claassen, Lois Friesen, Ray Penner, Virgil Penner, Jim Juhnke, Miriam Nofsinger, Twila Schrock and Velma Teichroew.