In 2019, Tonn and Blank finished the construction of a new chapel for the University of St. Francis. The Sisters of St. Francis have waited a long time for this chapel and are very grateful with the outcome.
"It's just beautiful coming in here and watching it grow, and it just being an amazing place to be. You just feel his presence and it's great," said Jordan Wickle, a junior on campus.
Wickle said having the chapel is the answer to their prayers on campus.
"Just this chapel being here will bring in prospective students and prospective anybody just so they feel the warmth and the welcome of this university," she said.
The chapel is the tallest point on campus, includes an adoration chapel for a smaller, private worship time, and seats 250 comfortably. Sister Elise Kriss, university president, said it's a huge improvement from the chapel in Trinity Hall, which could only seat 50 people comfortably.
"It stands between two of our major academic buildings and we've been calling this our Faith and Reason campaign because behind me also, we're doing some addition to Achatz Hall of Science," she said.
The new addition to campus is 7,000 square feet.