On Nov. 16, Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) honored Carole White with the District Award for outstanding efforts in districts with less than $35 million dollars in assets during LCEF’s annual Fall Leadership Conference.
White is one of several LCEF district vice presidents who have the responsibility of serving more than one LCMS district. She has served as the district vice president of Iowa District West since 1999 and Iowa District East since 2005.
“During that time,” said Kurt Fuhr, LCEF regional vice president – Central, “Carole has been diligent about her work in the Hawkeye State, traveling the entire region to discover the needs of the district congregations and ministries and how LCEF might help these ministries meet their goals and objectives.”
During the past year, White oversaw growth in new investors and more than $1 million in new loans, creating faith-filled partnerships that strengthen individuals, churches and schools to reach more people for Christ.
“When combined with the heart for ministry and the deep understanding of the context and culture in which she serves,” Fuhr said, “Carole is a treasure to both of her districts and to the Church. She believes in and shares our mission to support those who spread the Gospel and has lived this through her vocation. We deeply appreciate her service.”
Each year, LCEF recognizes three district award programs for their work during the last year. LCEF also recognized Diana Raasch, district vice president – South Wisconsin District, for outstanding efforts in districts with $35 to $70 million in assets, as well as Casey Carlson, district vice president – Missouri District, representing districts with assets over $70 million.
LCEF, a non-profit organization, has served as the financial extension of the LCMS since 1978, offering funding and resources to congregations, schools and Rostered Church Workers through investment support of LCMS members.
The mission of LCEF is to support the Church in fulfilling its mission of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ by being a Christ-centered servant partner of the LCMS, ensuring that funds and services are available now and in the future.