EASTERN AND NEW JERSEY DISTRICTS Rick Porter “For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?”
— Luke 14:28


Richard (Rick) Porter has served as a Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) District Vice President for more than 20 years. After a career in retail management, Rick joined the Eastern District in 2000 and, later, the New Jersey District in 2008.

Rick has more than 40 years of congregational leadership experience, 30 of which were also spent in District leadership. Over the years, he has committed himself to good churchmanship: attending, serving, discipling, growing and submitting.

Foundational to his work as a District Vice President are the ideas that:

• Our life together is a fundamental witness of Jesus Christ for those who would yet believe (Acts 2:42-47).

• Assessment and planning are methods of our stewardship to achieve God’s desired outcomes (Luke 14:28).

Since 1978, Lutheran Church Extension Fund has been The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod based financial partner to help make the Gospel of Christ heard.

You can feel good partnering with LCEF because we share your Lutheran beliefs. We also share your love for the Church. Always have. Always will.


  • 716-432-4706
  • rick.porter@lcef.org
  • 5111 Main St. | Williamsville, NY 14221