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


Rethwisch Receives Iowa District West LCEF $1,000 Scholarship

Rachel Rethwisch received her Iowa District West Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) $1,000 scholarship from LCEF Vice President - Iowa Districts East & West Carole White on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at Rachel's home congregation. 

Pictured left: Rachel (center,) her parents, Steve and Mary (back,) and her siblings, Nathan and Sarah.

The Rethwisch Family are members of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Fort Dodge, Iowa. > Read Rachel's story here 

The deadline to apply for the LCEF upper Midwest districts scholarship is February 28, 2017. Learn more and apply here.