Calvin L. Hinz Architects | Gretna Lutheran Church
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Gretna Lutheran Church

About This Project

CLH completed a 20,854 SF addition and 11,214 SF renovation of space in a 1948 Gothic-style church, last renovated in 1962.  Resurrection Lutheran Church sought our firm’s help to meet the needs of this growing community.  A tight and complicated site provided a challenge, but the church had purchased additional property that was able to be creatively utilized for a successful design.  Plans included added classroom and training space, additional sanctuary space, a fellowship hall and additional administrative space.  The plan included a room that could function both as a bridal dressing room for weddings or as a private family grieving room for funerals.  A unique element featured in their master plan was the complete reversal of the sanctuary.  The renovation allows for more room at the back of the sanctuary for a narthex and fellowship area and direct access to the newly built parking.


Places of Worship


Gretna, NE

Total Size:

32,068 SF


  • Addition and renovation
  • Fellowship hall
  • Additional space for worship and administrative functions