Southeast Asian Lutheran Schools Are Thriving...

August 4, 2017 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

Thirty-six hours. That’s how long it took LCEF President and CEO Rich Robertson and Vice President-National Lending Larry Crume to fly from the U.S. to Hanoi, Vietnam. Their goal? Visit the Concordia International School of Hanoi (CISH). CISH has been in operation for the last six years. In 2016, CISH dedicated their new building (financially […]


Inside Look at the Life of LCEF Employee Kath...

July 28, 2017 | Posted by Joe Russo

Welcome to another edition of “Inside the Life of an LCEF Employee!” Our goal is to introduce you to the funny, kind, generous, helpful and loyal people who roam our halls and answer your calls–the kind of people who make LCEF a Top Workplace in St. Louis! And this month, once again, we don’t disappoint. […]


Reverend Bart Day Accepts Position as LCEF Pr...

July 18, 2017 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

Reverend Bart Day, Executive Director of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s (LCMS) Office of National Mission, has accepted the call to become the next President and CEO of Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF). Following much prayer and diligence, the LCEF Board of Directors extended the call to Reverend Day on July 14. He succeeds Rich Robertson, […]


Common Loan Pitfalls Churches Must Avoid

July 14, 2017 | Posted by Paige Cissell

When planning for and securing a congregation loan, you must consider all the possibilities. While it is an exciting time for your church when the congregation and leadership decide to make improvements or expand, there are problems that can arise. There are both internal and external factors that can affect the success of the loan […]


Helping Pennsylvania Church Do More Than We C...

July 11, 2017 | Posted by Joe Russo

The moving crew has arrived. The hustle and bustle of boxing up the house where his kids grew up is in full swing. No doubt about it, Ray Jobst is in for an exhausting day, preparing to leave Macungie, Pennsylvania – his family’s home for 16 years – for a new job in the Midwest. […]


When You Should Invest in Dedicated Certifica...

July 7, 2017 | Posted by Paige Cissell

A dedicated certificate is not your typical certificate of deposit that you would invest in at a bank, credit union or financial institution. Basically, it is an investment for short-term money because it offers a better interest rate on your funds than a simple saving or checking account at your local bank or credit union. […]