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Altar Furniture

The altar furniture was built by Joseph R. Kohrs, a past chair of the Thomas More College Board of Trustees and an alumnus of 1982. Joe is president of Kohrs, Lonnemann and Heil Engineers and engineered the mechanical and electrical system for the chapel. He builds furniture as a hobby, and decided to volunteer his time, materials and talent to build the altar furniture. The wood used for the chapel furniture is cherry and came from Boone and Kenton Counties. Joe personally felled the trees and milled approximately half the lumber himself; the other half was donated by Joseph Hayes. The altar furniture project includes approximately 20 pieces and took nine months to build. Joe credits his wife, Cindy, for having patience with him as he spent time on the project. His long-standing service to the College stems from having been a recipient of a diocesan scholarship, which made attending Thomas More College possible for him. "I have felt a deep commitment to return that gift as often as I was able," he said. Joe served six years on the Buildings and Grounds Committee and nine years on the Board of Trustees. Two of his sons have attended TMC. "I have a deep sense of pride in being able to provide such a gift to TMC. The joy has been all mine."