LCEF Named Top Place to Work in St. Louis

June 25, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

We are proud to announce Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) was named one of the Top Workplaces of St. Louis for 2018. LCEF was honored in the Top Small Employers (50 to 149 employees) category. While we are grateful for the honor, all the credit goes to our employees and the thousands of investors dedicated […]


An Inside Look at LCEF’s First 40 Years...

June 4, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

LCEF turns 40 this year, and much has changed since its beginning in 1978. In a crammed downtown St. Louis office, LCEF consisted of simple investment notes, stacks of green and white-striped accordion computer reports, bag phones and large modems under mismatched desks. Typewriters crowded tables and chairs effortlessly tipped. No email, no FedEx and […]


St. Charles County Takes Top Honor at Luthera...

May 3, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

Three teams. Three presentations. Three innovative business ideas. That sums up Lutheran Church Extension Fund’s (LCEF) first-ever YES! Challenge, a business competition for St. Louis area Lutheran high schools, held at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis on May 2. Lutheran High School of St. Charles County was awarded first place. Senior Luke LeBeau, sole […]


Grants Up to $250,000 Now Available Through t...

April 2, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

On April 2, Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) announced the 2018 Kaleidoscope Fund grant process is now open. These grants are open to Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) congregations (including their K-12 schools and childcare centers); LCEF member districts; and offices of the Synod. In the last two years, the fund has granted over $1.2 million […]


LCEF’s Kaleidoscope Fund Announces the 2017...

November 6, 2017 | Posted by LCEF

On Monday, November 6, the Kaleidoscope Fund, a granting program established by Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF), announced the 2017 grant recipients. The fund awarded a total of $601,000 to 11 Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) ministries throughout the United States. The ministries receiving a grant, along with a brief description of their proposal, are as […]


Rev. Bart Day Installed as LCEF President and...

October 20, 2017 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

On Friday, October 20, at The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS) International Center (IC) chapel in Kirkwood, Mo., Rev. Dr. Lee Hagan, LCMS Missouri District president, installed Rev. Bart Day as the new president and CEO of Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF). Day accepted the position in July and officially began on September 1. During the […]