Grace Lutheran Fills Big Needs In Pocatello

July 12, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

Starting a private Lutheran high school in a modest-sized community is tough enough. That the population is 60% Mormon is another story. Yet, building such a school is what Grace Lutheran Church, Pocatello, did. Grace Lutheran High School is Idaho’s first Lutheran high school—and is the culmination of four decades of dreams. Over those decades, […]


Victor W. Bryant: A Tribute to a Model Church...

June 21, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

In the ‘50s, RCA Victor Corporation began to use an ad campaign with the tagline “Victor, His Master’s Voice.” Nipper, their signature dog, sat listening to a Victrola speaker. Vic Bryant found himself listening for “His Master’s Voice” as well. In 1972, the Lord called him from marketing in the corporate world of Reynolds Aluminum, […]


Mr. LCEF: Fred E. Lietz

June 11, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

Fred E. Lietz served as the first full-time Synod church extension executive. He served at the national level for 22 years (1957-1979) and was instrumental in the growth of the Church Extension Fund (CEF) from an LCMS department to its incorporation in 1978 as a national entity—Lutheran Church Extension Fund. That’s why some people refer […]


A Man Set Free

May 29, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

John Kieschnick is a man set free – and he’s on a mission to proclaim that freedom through the Gospel to everyone he meets. Remarkably, that freedom has led God’s people in the LCMS to release more than $113 million toward mission work through LCEF’s Capital Funding Services (CFS). To those who know Kieschnick, this […]


The Touching Story of a Boy and His Great-Gra...

May 11, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

Editor’s Note: To celebrate the announcement of the 2018 Kaleidoscope Fund grant recipients, we are sharing the 2017 recipient’s stories over the next two months. See all 2017 stories here as they are published. -LCEF Editorial Team Kade and Kylee Kosier have attended Christ Lutheran School, Phoenix, for a year and a half. According to their mother, Jenny Kosier, […]


Lutherans Loving for the Long Haul

May 7, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

When they happen, climatic disasters dominate the news. Late last year three hurricanes pummeled Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico—leaving the regions in complete chaos. For Texas and Puerto Rico, it will take years to recover. Yet media coverage on hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria lasted less than two months. However, LCMS Disaster Response has had […]