Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) is a unique ministry-through-investment organization that offers Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod members the opportunity to invest their money, earn interest, and help build LCMS churches and schools at the same time.

LCEF - Central Region serves Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod organizations and members in Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Learn more about LCEF at


Y.I. Stamper Opens His Little Lamb


“My grandson, Blake Rathman, was so excited to get his LCEF lamb, that he brought it to his birthday party,” said Blake’s grandma Marge Thiesse. Blake is a new member of the Young Investors (Y.I.) Club. Marge helped Blake and his two siblings get started. Y.I. Club members receive an age-appropriate gift when they open their investments as well as at each milestone birthday of 7 and 13 years old. Blake now earns 3.5%* on his new investment and helps others hear about Jesus through LCEF.

Special thanks to Director of Development Marge Thiesse at Martin Luther High School in Northrop for submitting the photo! 

*up to $1,000