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Bob Jaeger

Bob Jaeger co-founded Partners for Sacred Places in 1989 and currently serves as Executive Director. Mr. Jaeger was formerly with the Philadelphia Historic Preservation Corporation as Senior Vice President for the Historic Religious Properties Program. 

He is the co-author of Sacred Places at Risk (1998) and Strategies for Stewardship and Active Use of Older and Historic Religious Properties (1996), author of Sacred Places in Transition (1994), and editor (from 1985 to 1989) of Inspired, a bi-monthly magazine with news and technical articles on religious property preservation.

Mr. Jaeger holds a Master's degree in Preservation Planning from Cornell University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.



POSITION                 Partners for Sacred Places

1989 to present         1700 Sansom Street, 10th floor

                                    Philadelphia, PA  19103

                                    (215) 567-3234, ext. 12


Executive Director.  Co-founded Partners for Sacred Places, America's only national non-profit organization dedicated to the stewardship and preservation of older, community-serving religious properties.  Oversaw the development and delivery of a series of significant resources for congregations, including the highly successful New Dollars/New Partners training program, and regional offices in Texas and Pennsylvania.




1984 to 1988               Philadelphia Historic Preservation Corporation


Senior Vice President and founder of the Historic Religious Properties Preservation Program.  Founded and edited Inspired, a bi-monthly magazine for historic religious properties.


1981-1983                   Historic Ithaca & Tompkins Co.              Ithaca, New York


Consulting work including preparation of Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) documentation, National Register nominations, and a comprehensive survey of Art Deco architecture in west-central New York.


1978-1981                   IBM Corporation                                         White Plains, New York


Served on human resources staff for Data Processing Division.  Broad experience gained in recruiting, training, and employee opinion surveys.




1981-1984                   Cornell University                                      Ithaca, New York


M.A. in Preservation Planning, May 1984.

Coursework included the history of American architecture, historic resource survey and documentation, preservation law, and the economics/financing of neighborhood preservation. Thesis topic:  The history and preservation of the auditorium church and Akron Plan Sunday School. 


1976-1978                   The University of Michigan                      Ann Arbor, Michigan


Master's in Business Administration (MBA) degree, May 1978, with emphasis in organizational behavior. 


Publications      Author or co-author of Sacred Places at Risk, Conservation of Urban Religious Properties, Sacred Places in Transition, and Religious Institutions and Community Renewal.  Founding editor and columnist for Inspired magazine, 1986-1989.


Lectures and

Presentations    National Conferences:  Sacred Trusts I to VII; conferences of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, The Methodist Commission on Archives and History, and the Society of Architectural Historians.  Senior trainer for New Dollars/New Partners program.


International, national and regional conferences, including:  “What Future for Which Churches” in Quebec; "Amazing Space" in Indianapolis, Indiana and "Icons of Faith" in Lubbock, Texas; others sponsored by the Indianapolis Center for Congregations, Duke University Divinity School, the Tallahassee Preservation Board, the Florida Historical Society, the Cornell University preservation program, the Lutheran Theological Seminary, and the Presbytery of Detroit.


A. Robert Jaeger

Executive Director

Partners for Sacred Places

1700 Sansom Street, 10th floor

Philadelphia, PA  19103

215-567-3234, x 12

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