“Brother William Woeger, F.S.C. has been selected as the Liturgical Consultant for the renovation of the Crystal Cathedral into our future Christ Cathedral,” said an announcement posted on the diocese’s website.

Brother Woeger is based out of Omaha, Nebraska.

“I believe that design of spaces for worship, as with all the arts, is at the service of the liturgy,” Brother Woeger was quoted as saying in the brief diocesan announcement. “I help clients to understand, explore and appreciate the possibilities within their community for full expression of the Church’s liturgical rites. This is an exciting process which can result in a unique outcome expressive of a particular community’s identity and understanding of itself as a worshiping assembly in the Roman Catholic tradition.”

Brother Woeger has a lengthy resume of designing or renovating churches in California and across the U.S. His California projects have included serving as designer/consultant for the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland, a 1998 renovation of Most Holy Redeemer Parish in San Francisco, and the renovation of Sacramento’s Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament from 2003-2009.

According to his resume, Br. Woeger charges $400 per day plus housing and travel costs on a per diem basis, or a flat fee of $35,000 that “covers all services.”

To read the full diocesan statement, click here.